200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

Doug L
How do you remove the fuel cap gasket on a painted one piece fuel cap?
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looking for a Hugo Moller Comet  Stove 5 or 6

 

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Tgarner01
I wrap mine in leather and tighten them slightly in a vise, then go at it with a sharp screwdriver or pick... Plan on bleeding.... A member here showed wooden clamp they modified to hold them that was a good idea also.
Toby Garner
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Gunhippie
I take a 1/8" drill bit in my cordless and drill a bunch of fairly evenly spaced holes, then pick out the segments with an o-ring pick or small screwdriver, working from the drill holes. I bleed less this way.

Getting the new one in is just as much fun! I've found that greasing it up with some silicone plumber's grease helps. That and a cold malt beverage.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Smudge
I've used a dental pick and I'm usually able to pull out the old gasket in addition to gouging my finger sometimes. Someone here once suggested drilling into the old gasket which sounds like a good method.
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Rubing
I like them as well. 
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Tigerfans2
Heater hose with the correct I.D. and a hose clamp.cut the hose about twice as long as the cap depth so it sticks up and catches the pick which SHALL come out causing grievous harm as pictured in Rubing's post.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Gunhippie wrote:
I take a 1/8" drill bit in my cordless and drill a bunch of fairly evenly spaced holes, then pick out the segments with an o-ring pick or small screwdriver, working from the drill holes. I bleed less this way.

Getting the new one in is just as much fun! I've found that greasing it up with some silicone plumber's grease helps. That and a cold malt beverage.


     Is that you trying to be family friendly? 😂
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if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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stoves1234
In regards to three piece caps, much easier to remove the old gasket, and I've been using Timm's tip of using a nitrile O-ring. Maybe we should just stick to the older lanterns.
Jim Brizzolara
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MotorcycleDan
I use a utility knife and cut a bunch of cuts from outside to the inside. Then just pick the pieces out with a pick. I just hold the cap with my fingers. No blood yet and have done about a dozen of them. 
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Sandman
I heat up one one of those small regular screwdrivers salesman use to hand out years ago & melt thru old gasket in a couple places, then just pick it out......usually clapped gently in a vise protected from vice jaws with a pc of scrap leather 

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austin65uri
You can always burn it out as with a 3 piece and repaint.
Bill.
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Gasman64
The ones that are especially dry don't come out without a long fight, at least the two I've had the pleasure of working on.
Steve
ICCC #1012
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TwoCanoes
Several suggestions here:

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/onepiece-cap-gasket-i-think-i-won-the-battle-10255057?pid=1309394579&highlight=1+piece

Burning the gasket out with the cap in an ice water bath doesn't work as well as burning the gasket out of a 3-piece cap insert, but it weakens the gasket enough to reduce the probability of bleeding.
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mnhogrider
Don’t. I’ve only done one when I first started collecting because I thought it was a good idea. It wasn’t. Never did another one again.
Steve
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Doug L
All good advice guys thx. Seems Coleman really didn’t think this out well at all. Yea I don’t collect these but for 10 bucks I bought a few 220s for my nephews. 
looking for a Hugo Moller Comet  Stove 5 or 6

 

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estiv
Someone posted a while back about stretching the new gasket over a AA battery, setting the end of the battery in the center of the cap, and then sliding the gasket down into the cap. You will need a small screwdriver or other fairly blunt tool to fully seat the gasket. Works pretty well.
Steve Kowalski
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Gunhippie
Coleman never intended you to replace the gasket on one of these. If you brought your lantern/stove to an approved repair center, they just replaced the cap with a new one, usually unpainted brass.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Banjoman
To each their own I use a tiny screw driver like for glasses sharpen it like a chisel push down hard in a few places to cut thtu the old gasket then pry out the pieces.
Darrell
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outlawmws
I'm going this route from now on:

The jaws are scrap maple the hole is a 1" with a Forstner bit:

I use a "pointy" pocket knife, and dental picks.    I'm done with bleeding...

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Gunhippie
Outlaw--What gives? Those are three-piece caps. Just remove the insert, hit it with a torch and quench it in water. 90% of the time, all the gasket comes right out. The rest, just a little scraping of loose carbon deposits.

But I think I will make some vice jaws like that for singles.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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outlawmws
That was just sample parts to verify the jaws fit.  in any case, I still dig at even the burnt gaskets in the inserts, hence I did every possible size.  
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Cottage_hill_bill
I use a jeweler's screwdriver with a blade the same width as the gasket. Use it like a chisel, cut a small section out then just push it under one of the ends and work the gasket out. A couple drops of liquid dishwashing soap on the new gasket helps it slide right into place.  Cap clamped in padded vice jaws wile working on it.
Reese
North West Florida

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