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Permatex Anaerobic sealant

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Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by Geevs » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:29 pm

HI, I'm planning to use this on my cam cover. What is the preferred method for applying - use a small foam roller or just squeeze out a bead line from the tube?

Is there any curing time?

Would appreciate any tips from those who have used this. Thanks!

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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by beigg » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:22 pm

I foam rolled on the volvo branded goop. Did entertain using an off-brand, but time=money and I needed the turbo fridge on duty with little to no downtime.
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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by 101 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:08 pm

The foam roller method gives you nice even coverage on the sealing surface. I wouldn't try this job any other way. Make sure you cover every little portion of the sealing surface.

There's no curing time with an anaerobic sealant ... it stays wet until the surfaces are joined together and it drys in the absence of air.

I used the Elring brand sealant from RM European and a small foam roller from Michael's craft store with excellent results. I suspect the Permatex brand sealant will be fine as well.
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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by rspi » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:06 pm

Rubber roller and Permatex every time.
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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by Covert » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:06 pm

Dont put loads on though , you really dont need much at all as there are tiny oil ways in the cam cover that you really dont want to block up.

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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by erikv11 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:29 am

Yes - applying a bead would be a getting it all wrong. Many people overdo it with the roller too: you just want a very thin layer, for example enough to make it light pink when you are using the Volvo brand (I don't know what color the Permatex is).

Nicely done:Image

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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:01 am

I used the Permatex too...it is pink like the pictures when applied correctly with a foam roller.
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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by Covert » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 am

As above a very light layer , its got 40 bolts holding the thing down so its not going to move much !

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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by alschnertz » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:56 am

I squeezed out a bead (no roller) and have not found any ill effects. I did not GLOP it on and used a very small diameter bead.

It's been over a year and all seems well.
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Re: Permatex Anaerobic sealant

Post by Geevs » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:21 am

Many thanks to everyone for their feedback - much appreciated!

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