A gasket is a seal that is used to fill a space between two surfaces. They are there to prevent leaks from happening at the junction of the two surfaces. Gaskets are used in many different devices, including everything from cars to toilets. There are various kinds of sealants that are used with gaskets, and the type of sealant depends on the purpose of the gasket. Here are some guidelines on how to use gasket sealant.
First, be sure to choose the appropriate type of sealant for the gasket that you are using. The wrong kind of sealant can cause major problems. For example, you might be applying sealant to a gasket in your car. If you use the wrong type of sealant in a car gasket, the sealant could get too hot and crumble. Pieces of the sealant could then fall into the engine, and the engine could seize. Special types of sealant are made to withstand high temperatures for use in cars and other high temp applications.
There are several factors that you should consider when you are choosing your gasket sealant. These factors include:
Once you have the proper type of sealant, you should wipe off your work area, including the gasket and the area where the sealant will be applied. To do this, get a cloth and soak it in solvent. An acetone based solvent is best. Thoroughly wipe the areas down with the solvent-soaked rag. Make sure that you get rid of any dirt and old bits of sealant. The area must be clean and dry so that the new sealant can properly bond with the surface.
When you are ready to apply the sealant, apply it first to the part to which the gasket will be applied. Put a smooth bead of sealant along the edge of the part, but don’t use too much sealant. If you do get too much sealant on the part, wipe off the excess before applying the gasket.
Next, carefully line up the gasket and put it on top of the sealant. When you are sure that the gasket is lined up correctly, wipe off any extra sealant that might have leaked out around the edges.
Now put another layer of sealant on top of the gasket. Set the next part down on top of the sealant. Remove any excess sealant. Make sure that the gasket and the part are properly aligned, and carefully press down.
These steps will help you to apply gasket sealant and get your device back into working order. If you find that your problem is bigger than sealant can handle, get in touch with Blaylock Gasket & Packing. Since 1983, we have been manufacturing sealing products, including gaskets. We keep a large variety of parts in stock, so we can get the piece that you need into your hands quickly. In addition to gaskets, Blaylock Gasket & Packing provides:
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality product and best customer service. If you need just one gasket, we will cut that product for you. If you need a huge batch of parts, we will provide that, too. Blaylock Gasket & Packing is your headquarters for sealing products, so give us a call today.