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Unread 08-17-2004, 06:30 AM   #1
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Axle RTV Remover

I changed the oil in the rear differential and was scraping off the old RTV. Once I got the big chunks off with a razor blade scraper I used on of those grey paint remover pads from 3M (they look like the green scouring pads for pots but much more coarse) to get the rest of the RTV off. It worked great and fast.
BTW, I experimented with using just a gasket coated both sides with grease instead of RTV. So far, since last Saturday, no leaks and I did a two hour, 70mph run down the Interstate since then.
Got the gasket/grease tip from another poster here a few weeks ago.
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Unread 08-17-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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You use scotchbrite, I use 600 grit sandpaper with alcohol as a cutting lube. Either way, that RTV crap is coming off!
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You use scotchbrite, I use 600 grit sandpaper with alcohol as a cutting lube. Either way, that RTV crap is coming off!
Tip: wear mechanic's gloves when scouring the RTV off. The inside edge of the sealing surface is really sharp and can slice your finger when you're scouring.
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Unread 08-18-2004, 03:45 AM   #4
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Tip: wear mechanic's gloves when scouring the RTV off. The inside edge of the sealing surface is really sharp and can slice your finger when you're scouring.
Sounds like something learned from experience! Hope you weren't cut up too badly!
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Unread 08-18-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
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Sounds like something learned from experience! Hope you weren't cut up too badly!
Just bad enough to convince me to invest in a good pair of gloves! Besides, now me and my TJ are 'blood brothers'
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