Author Topic: Halfords gasket cement any good  (Read 320 times)

Offline Bee-Za

  • Active
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
Halfords gasket cement any good
« on: 10.11. 2019 09:51 »
Anyone tried Halfords Granville Instant Gasket 40g at £5 a tube. It’s for the bottom of the barrels gasket.

Online RDfella

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 545
  • Karma: 5
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #1 on: 10.11. 2019 11:06 »
Don't know it, but 'instant gasket' is normally silicone, so I'd avoid it. Blue Hylomar for me.
'49 B31, '49 M21, '53 DOT, '58 Flash, '00 Firestorm, Weslake sprint bike.

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5625
  • Karma: 29
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #2 on: 10.11. 2019 11:17 »
Hylomar for me also

Online lawnmowerman

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2009
  • Posts: 562
  • Karma: 8
  • 1959 Super Rocket. Kent, England
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #3 on: 10.11. 2019 15:00 »
Wellseal every time for me - for everything apart from perhaps the pipe in the exhaust port.

Jim
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

Too old to Rock and Roll but too young to die  (Jethro Tull 1976)

Offline Bee-Za

  • Active
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #4 on: 10.11. 2019 17:20 »
Thanks guys probably hunt down Blue Hylomar

Offline scotty

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 369
  • Karma: 3
  • Deep Bay, Left Coast, Canada
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #5 on: 10.11. 2019 17:26 »
+1 blue hylomar

Scotty
'56 A10 Red Flash
'54 B33
'98 HD FLHTPI
‘74 BMW R75-6

Online rayjay

  • Active
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2019
  • Posts: 4
  • Karma: 0
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #6 on: 10.11. 2019 21:28 »
Hylomar every time, Developed for gas turbine engines, I've been using it since the early 70's after a spell in the engine overhaul workshop at British airways during my apprentiship
A10 Tiger sport DR400  XT225                                                                       T

Online terryg

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 448
  • Karma: 6
    • thecarshipenterprise
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #7 on: 10.11. 2019 21:57 »
Yes, silicone is best kept for bathrooms.  But I've never tried Hylomar for that.  Maybe... (only joking).
Terry
'57 'SR', '59 SR, '63 RGS

Online Joolstacho

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 436
  • Karma: 3
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #8 on: 10.11. 2019 23:16 »
+100 Three Bond

Online cyclobutch

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 1419
  • Karma: 14
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #9 on: 11.11. 2019 12:54 »
Right up there with the furry pink steering wheel gloves and other tawdry items that form the mainstay of their stock these days I would imagine.

Yamabond for me.
Various, including ...
'58 Iron Head Flash Bitza


Offline Swarfcut

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2018
  • Posts: 758
  • Karma: 12
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #10 on: 11.11. 2019 14:46 »
Interestingly the purveyors of Anything and Everything in the World still list our old standby Hermetite Red, with the proviso that it is unavailable for now.

Ever ones to jump in, Hylomar have a product, new to me,  Hylotite Red. Apart from the colour you have to play spot the difference to see how it differs from the well established Blue Version.

 RTV in a tube has no advantage over good old silicone bathroom sealer, and both are OK in the right place on an engine, but the second time you come to use the RTV in a tube tube, there's a good chance it's gone solid. Using a small amount  of silicone to bed rocker gaskets allows you to assemble loosely, let it harden for a couple if days, then tighten down fully. Usually works where other sealers have failed , especially on bruised castings. Gets a bad reputation because folks use too much...a light smear is all you need, and removal is relatively easy.

 Swarfy.

Online ironhead

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2019
  • Posts: 130
  • Karma: 0
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #11 on: 11.11. 2019 20:00 »
SA

Online BSA_54A10

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 1866
  • Karma: 31
    • BSA National
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #12 on: 12.11. 2019 10:04 »
Hylomar
particularly like it because it is insoluable in fuel but softens and wipes off with metho
makes future work a breeze.

Yamm/Honda/Suzuki & any other bond is near impossible to clean up when you have to fit the part again.
Bike Beesa
Trevor

Online duTch

  • Ricketty Rocketty Golden Flashback
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4475
  • Karma: 40
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #13 on: 12.11. 2019 23:01 »

 Can't comment on the product in question but gave up on 3Bond due to going off in the tube.... erroneously used Loctite ¿596 instead of 515 as suggested by my local Gutzzi guy, ( doesn't go off in tube) but I think does what I needed it to do
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia

Online bikerbob

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 511
  • Karma: 7
Re: Halfords gasket cement any good
« Reply #14 on: 13.11. 2019 08:38 »
I have not used any gasket sealer on any paper gaskets on both my bikes a 1963 A65 and a 1956 A7 for the last 4 years I only use a thin smear of grease on both sides and have not had any leaks from paper gaskets even though I have to date had the timing cover off on the A7 3 times and  still using the same gasket. I do make sure that the gasket surfaces are clean and flat. However I do have a slight oil leak on both bikes on the A65 it is coming from the speedo drive possibly the O ring will be attended to over the winter, the A7 has a leak from the rear of the primary suspect it is gear oil and leaking from the mainshaft hard to tell with a fully enclosed chaincase will also be looked at over the winter and may fit the SRM gearbox sprocket nut with oil seal will decide what course of action  when stripped down.