Asked by: Immacolata Valyavskyasked in category: General Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
What is gasket shellac?
Similarly, you may ask, should you use sealant on gaskets?
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.
Subsequently, question is, do you put gasket sealer on both sides? So no way would you ever need to use a gasket and sealer at the same time. Just a thin material to seal the scratches is all that is necessary. Too much sealer and you could get a leak. Just use a gasket and you will be good to go.
Beside above, can I use gasket maker instead of a gasket?
It is fine to use the correct RTV sealant instead of a gasket if used in the right application (oil, high temp, fuel). Not, however, if the gasket thickness is required to produce a specific amount of clearance. RTV sealant is better than primitive gaskets in most applications ie.
When should you use gasket sealer?
Gasket sealer is often used in outdoor situations where the gasket needs to be water-proof or weather-proof. By sealing the two edges to the gasket, any holes and imperfections on the flange surfaces will be filled.