Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz)
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Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz)

Part No. 20539 Warranty Details  
Hard-setting, economical sealant. Seals all common gasketing materials in low-temperature and low-pressure applications. Handles temperatures ranging from -65°F to 350°F and resists diesel fuels and most shop fluids.
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Size (oz.):2
Container Type:Bottle

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PermatexIndian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz)
 
3.8

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1.0

Used to be good. Not any more!

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from Little Meadows, PA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Automotive Repair Shop

    Comments about Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz):

    The shellac is great. The applicator is horrible! "Fuzzies" come off constantly and string along in the compound. It is impossible to apply a thin coat! They must use the cheapest applicator they can find. It is not worth the trouble!

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

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    from Bainbridge GA

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Great product
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Home Garage
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz):

      also work good on marine engines where you need a good seal

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      4.0

      It works good on gaskets

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      from Erie, Pa

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      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz):

        I like to use it to coat gaskets and to seal bolt threads.

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        (12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Never change a crucial gasket without it

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        from Wanatah, IN

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        Comments about Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound (2 oz):

        Excellent for getting a sure seal on head and intake gaskets. I've used it for years.

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        • Q:

          what is the dry time
          Asked on 7/13/2015 by meman

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            A:

            I'm glad to assist you, Meman! You just allow it to dry until surfaces are dry to the touch.

            Answered on 7/13/2015 by Solomon
        • Q:

          Can I use this on my chainsaw carburator gasket that seals it to the cylnder because I do not trust the chainsaw design it has a hard 1/2" thick inch plastic piece that bolts on the cylinder first between the carb and the cylinder with a gasket on both sides of it!they say the temp range can go from 190F to 290F
          Asked on 5/20/2014 by Georgie

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            A:

            Hi Georgie, glad to help! The Permatex Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound is a hard setting, economical sealant, sealing all common gasketing materials in low temperature and low pressure applications. The temperature range from 65 degree Fahrenheit to 350 degree Fahrenheit and resists diesel fuels and most shop fluids. Suggested Applications: Hose connections, paper and cardboard gaskets.

            Answered on 5/21/2014 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Do I need to change the head gasket when using this product?
          Asked on 10/29/2012 by louisianaboi from Westlake, LA

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            A:

            This part Permatex Indian Head® Gasket Shellac Compound, Part No. 20539 is a hard setting, slow drying liquid designed to coat, seal and repair most gaskets including felt, paper, rubber and composition type gaskets. It seals metal gaskets and threaded connections for light duty service. Indian Head Gasket shellac is a dark brown, viscous liquid with a characteristic alcoholic odor. PRODUCT BENEFITS: • Flexible when dry, • Good fuel resistance, • Improves reliability, • Saves time and labor, • Increases sealing reliability, • Applies easily, • Cleans up fast, • Temperature Range -65ºF to +350ºF., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • Economical sealant for general assembly work, • Useful on paper, composition, felt and cardboard, • Hose connections, • Threaded connections., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 1. Apply with brush or roller on dry, clean surfaces, free from dirt, oil, rust and dried paints or sealants. When brushed on gaskets, they should be dry., 2. Indian Head Gasket Shellac Compound can be applied at temperatures from 40ºF to 100ºF., 3. The recommended thickness of the film depends on the type of surface. Generally, the wet film should be applied thin (approximately 0.010”) and uniform., 4. For bonding gaskets, apply on both surfaces. Allow to dry until surfaces are dry to the touch., For Clean-up: Use chlorinated hydrocarbons, acetone or alcohol.
            For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

            Answered on 10/29/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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