to make a Backplate Gasket for a Model Aircraft Engine
Often when disassembling an engine, the backplate gasket tears. If
you've ever looked at the cost of replacement parts you will see that you
certainly do not get your money's worth when you have to replace a part like
I have made many gaskets from paper or cardstock depending on the thickness
of the original gasket. I would prefer to use a material designed for
the purpose, but I have had no luck finding anything.
I have checked a few
auto parts stores but the gasket materials carried are not even close to the
thickness required — they are always much too thick.
Fortunately, these paper gaskets I have made
have worked fine. I have never had any kind of problem with them such as
leaks or the gasket breaking down.