Author Topic: Gasket Material (Oven Liner)  (Read 1237 times)

Offline rick41

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Gasket Material (Oven Liner)
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:11:06 PM »
I would like some feedback on my latest brainstorm.  I have painted my Rob Roy locomotive and am in the process of putting it back together.  I am contemplating using teflon for some of the steam gaskets.  It occurred to me that non-stick oven liner might work.  I purchased a piece 23"x16" for $6 at the local box store. It is 0.008" thick and rated for 500 deg. F.  It has a fine mesh surface.  It cuts very easily with a cheap gasket punch set and does not tear easily.  Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this??
Rick

Offline crueby

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Re: Gasket Material (Oven Liner)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 09:06:21 PM »
Never thought of using that type of material. Does it have any 'give' to it, will it be able to compress more in some areas than another to make a good seal? If it is too stiff the mesh surface could cause leaks, but if it will compress a bit it should be good. Be interesting to see how it works out.