Asked by: Shabir Wattsasked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020
Can I use gasket sealer instead of gasket?
Also know, should I use gasket sealer with a gasket?
A general rule, if you are using gasket sealant, you don't need a lot! Gasket sealant can be used to make cheaper gasket materials more robust, increasing adhesion and chemical/water resistance. RTV sealants are Room Temperature Vulcanising and needs to be at room temperature to cure.
Furthermore, what can I use as gasket sealer?
- The Best Gasket Sealer.
- 1 ATP Automotive Re-Seal Stops Leaks.
- 2 Permatex 81160 High-Temp Red Silicone Gasket.
- 3 BlueDevil Products Head Gasket Sealer.
- 4 3M Ultrapro Black High Temp Silicone Gasket Tube.
- 5 Permatex 80019 Aviation Form-A-Gasket No.
- 6 Gasgacinch 440-A Gasket Sealer and Belt Dressing.
One may also ask, do I need sealant on a rubber gasket?
However, if valve covers are not likely to be removed, rubber gaskets can be coated on both sides with RTV or other sealants for a long-lasting, leak-free seal. Although valve cover gaskets don't necessarily need sealers or cements, it's a common practice to glue the gasket to the valve cover.
Do I need gasket sealer for thermostat?
Some applications used a RTV originally but usually the new thermostat will have a fiber gasket. With a rubber 0-ring seal you wouldn't use sealer of course. For me it depends on the gasket. If it's a good thick quality gasket, I usually don't use any sealant.