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Gasket cement

Postby Graham B » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:09 pm

I've been using Red Hermetite for 30 years and quite like it!

But I may be behind the times and there is something better out there? All opinions welcomed and appreciated :o)
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby Bill » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:10 pm

If it works. stick with it bud. I've used all sorts of compounds over the years (and even some on the bike!). A normal paper gasket smeared with Wellseal is the best i've found to date. Also proper blue hylomar as a last quick-bodge resort until a gasket can be found.
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby MOUSE » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:57 am

I'm a Locktite freak.
"My arthritis has gotten so bad I can hardly grip anything, my cataracts seem to get worse every day, I have gout in my right leg and can't bend my knee and I can't hear anything.
But thank God I can still ride
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby GNC » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:04 am

MOUSE wrote:I'm a Locktite freak.


:209 515 I think
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby dig » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:07 am

I'm a Locktite freak.
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby L.A.B. » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:31 pm

Graham B wrote:I've been using Red Hermetite for 30 years and quite like it!


You may not be using it for much longer then, as they don't make it any more!
http://www.workshopsupplies.co.uk/conte ... etite.html
http://hylomar.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=18

Personally I use either Stag Wellseal, Blue Hylomar or a silicone sealant, depending on the actual job.
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby Welsh Wizard » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:01 am

http://radionics.rs-online.com/web/sear ... 4294962596 4294955871&selectAttribute=Hermetite#breadCrumb
try here for herme
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby Graham B » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:06 pm

Part of the reason why I was asking is that I'd noticed that it was being phased out/ replaced and I want to be prepared when my tube runs out :128

I'll check out the alternatives mentioned (and ta for the link WW). If I can find some old stock I might take Bill's advice and stick with what I know. But it's useful to know what people are using so thanks for the feedback gents :250
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby Tman » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:47 pm

I thought Red Hermes only existed as stubborn smears to be fretted over on re-emergent and dismantled British classic projects. It was derided as a bodge way back in nineteen mumble-mumble- mumble when I started riding.
Y'mean, it's still used as gasket stuff in the 21st century.... rock-on
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Re: Gasket cement

Postby Graham B » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:07 pm

Lol Tman. That's just it. I've heard some people don't like it and think it's out of date ... but no-one says why. I've found it works pretty well but if anyone knows of a wonder new alternative I'd love to hear about it :250
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