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Clean block for head gaskets?

So, I'm halfway through my HG/updates project. Should be getting the heads back Monday-ish
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To those who have done this, what did you use to clean the HG residue off the block?

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I would use the green scotch brite 2" disc. Not abrasive and will remove all residue. Brake/carb clean where needed, as well as a paint scraper.
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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

Personally, I will ONLY use razor blades and brake cleaner on the block


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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

razor blades, wd40, 220 grit sandpaper. thats what i use everytime

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razor blades, wd40, 220 grit sandpaper. thats what i use everytime
Do this with a 2x4 for the sandpaper and go across the bores in an x pattern until you don't see high spots.

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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

Thanks guys! I've got a big paint scraper (razorblade) that should work.
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Another question, I am looking at adding more wrapping my wiring harnesses (main harness and injector harness). Both will see a lot of heat. I will be wrapping over the factory wrapping. Would regular electric tape hold up to the heat?

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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

yes the tape will work fine.

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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

Doesn't ford have some sort of super gasket remover. When ford does HGs unless they are really bad like a 6.0 that has been driven on blown HGs for a while they use green scotch brite type pads on an air tool and a razor blade. Not even brake cleaner. Brake clean on the heads themselves to clean them up

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Re: Clean block for head gaskets?

On the most stubborn gaskets I have used a gel type paint remover.
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yes the tape will work fine.
Use the Scotch 88 series electrical tape, most don't even know it exists, but it is chemical and heat resistant.

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