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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 04, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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What is the black, stretchy rubber-like, gasket cement that peels right off chrome valve covers?

I think I will use it instead of my old stand-by, "Indiahead Shellac Gasket Cement", but I don't know what it's called??

It doesn't act like black Silicone stuff..

Anybody have a name??


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 04, 05:19 PM
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One brand I know of is called "right Stuff" comes in a pressurized can and you squirt it out. Works pretty good.

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"High Tack" is close to black. It is dark red and acts like you describe. I still use the Indian Head for VC gaskets myself. Paint it on the valve cover, let it tack up and slap the cork on there. It ain't commin off.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 04, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a Ford gasket cement like what I'm asking about??


PS., I know, that's why I kinda want to use something else, it's a real pain cleaning Indianhead off valve covers later.....

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 04, 07:22 PM
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I use gasket cinch, glue the cork to the valve cover's then use a little lithium grease on the head side of gasket works great!
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 04, 12:07 AM
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how about "The Right Stuff"? that stuff is pretty great- it takes a while for it to come out of the squeeze cheeze tube, but it is ready to go right away without setting up, and it peels off pretty easy when you need it to.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 04, 05:09 AM
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I use the blue Moroso gaskets - no sealer required. It makes lash adjustments a breeze.
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