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I use 3M adhesive remover frequently and I find it effective if the solvent is left on the adhesive for a time in order to soften it. In this case, the above recommended technique of using a heat gun, then scraping and using the adhesive remover for the final cleanup may be the best solution. Also, toluene works but you MUST wear gloves for skin protection. Toluene evaporates more slowly than some other solvents, so it has more time to work.
The best scrapers I have for these types of jobs I made from lexan or polycarbonate scraps sharpened to a chisel edge.
I think the gasket idea needs further thought.