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RTV gasket maker mistakes

Avoid these RTV gasket maker mistakes RTV gasket maker mistake #1 — improper surface preparation Failing to clean off the old gasket material is the #1 cause of future leaks, especially when using RTV as a gasket maker. Why? Because silicone gasket material doesn’t stick to itself. If you leave any old gasket material, the new RTV won’t stick and will leak. If you need to scrape the surface, use a plastic scraper or stiff nylon brush; never a razor blade. RTV gasket maker mistake #2 — using a gasket … Read More


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