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RED RTV silicone?

Old 06-08-2010, 03:23 AM
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RED RTV silicone?

I've been trying to seal up my after market link pipes to the headers, they are designed to be fitted without the original joint gaskets.

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced problems with this RED RTV silicone Hi-Temp made by ABRO not going off (curing)

I've followed the directions on the back of the packet for using it, leaving it for 24hrs to cure, even a day later it's still not cured.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:15 AM
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I used some on my leaky truck headers and it cured fine - I don't recall the brand I used though as it was several years ago.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:40 PM
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you know that it doesnt get hard right?
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ripvanwinkle View Post
...they are designed to be fitted without the original joint gaskets.
Are you 100% sure? Which brand are they?
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:27 PM
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Thanks guy's for your replies, my apologies for not getting back sooner.

They are Scorpion race cans, they are definitely not designed to be fitted with the original gasket.

I have put the problem down to the RTV silicone being old stock from the shop. I pulled it apart again to have a look and this is what is was like after three days.


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Old 06-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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I'll bet $20 that you are supposed to use the stock gaskets with those (the ones on the end of the stock header).
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