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What is the best gasket maker???????

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Speaking of gaskets has anyone ever seen a multi size hole puncher for making gaskets? I tried a leather hole punch but the sizes do not vary much. That would make gasket making easier. RTV is always messy and looks cheap I think.

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Mark, What an excellent idea, never thought of that. Should be able find enough size selection of different calibers to make about anything I need. If I used an unspend cartridge I could do several at a time. So long RTV! Thanks

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Mark, I am really sold on a Permatex product called "The Right Stuff". It is a non-silicone gasket maker comprised of an elastomer rubber compound. It is spec'd by GM, Ford, and Chrysler. Most good auto parts stores carry it (NAPA, Auto-zone, Pep Boys, etc). It is a little pricey, but it truely makes a great leak free gasket. Tom(PK)

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There is a new grey type silicon that we have for automotive use.It dries very quickly and makes an excellent seal.It far outperforms all others that we have tried.It appears to have the same qualities as the red but doesn't damage O2 sensors and dries in a fraction of the time.

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At a garage sale a number of years ago I found a gasket maker kit. It consists of a square board with cardboard covering and a centered metal hole for holding a metal pin. This pin is attached to a adjustable bar that has a heavy block of brass that mounts a single edge blade (adjustable for depth). You just put your material down on the board, push pin into hole, and spin the brass bob. Perfect circle. Do it again (a little smaller) and you have a gasket. Hole punches do the rest.

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