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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Supercharger Coupler Replacement (Series II)   Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:42 am

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I pulled it all apart and resealed with the high temp anaerobic last night.  I hope I got all the RTV off, personally I would not recommend using RTV due to the difficulty of removal.  Permatex makes an RTV dissolver but it has loads of one star reviews on Amazon.  Apparently it is the consistency of Jell-O, imagine trying to get that to hold on your SC.  You'd have to hold it in place with your hands.  I found a bunch of other tips for removing silicone, most of which are too destructive to be using on a machined aluminum surface.  I ended up using mineral oil, which seemed to work, but who knows I could still have an invisible spot of silicone waiting to cause me a leak later.

I also would not recommend using a steel razor blade to remove gasket material on an aluminum surface.  The razor is both too hard, and too big to use while the SC is on the engine.  I cut a strip off an old credit card, that worked great.

HINT HINT you can sharpen the edge of a credit card not unlike how one sharpens a knife; for some scraping jobs that could help.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Supercharger Coupler Replacement (Series II)   Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:25 pm

My credit card didn't start out with a bevel, but it had one after an hour of scraping silicon. There's no need with the stock gasket material though, a little gasket remover and it comes right off. I hope Permatex's high temp anaerobic is as easy to remove.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Supercharger Coupler Replacement (Series II)   Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Or you could just buy plastic razor blades. I think Lowes has them. Automotive stores might, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Supercharger Coupler Replacement (Series II)   Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm

The great thing about a strip of credit card for this job is that it bends. I'd take plastic razor blades over metal razor blades for this job, but they look like they'd be too big and inflexible to easily clean the SC while it's on the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Supercharger Coupler Replacement (Series II)   Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:02 pm

Jack the R wrote:
The great thing about a strip of credit card for this job is that it bends.  I'd take plastic razor blades over metal razor blades for this job, but they look like they'd be too big and inflexible to easily clean the SC while it's on the engine.  

A little awkward for sure. I use straight razor blades with the tool for scraping registration/inspection stickers from the windshield. You have to maneuver it several ways but you can get to all the surfaces on the snout to SC main body.

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