differences between gasket makers


#1

differences between the red rtv gasket maker and the normal permatex flowable silicone for windshields and stuff (basically the stuff sold on yye)


#2

red is “high temp”
meaning it can withstand hotter temperatures, which makes no difference for yoyoing.
normal stuff (these numbers aren’t right, but they’re in the general ball park I think) can withstand around 450-550, whereas red high temp can withstand like 650-750.

last I checked, a yoyo doesn’t get that hot though. lol


#3

Are you sure about that? I think Mickey wears those gloves because he’s burning that yoyo up!


#4

o ok


#5

Flowable silicone is easier to apply to a yoyo since it basically flows into a groove but flowable silicone doesn’t last as long as Gasket Maker and is somewhat grippier. Gasket Maker is a thick silicone, that is a little harder to apply but can last longer than flowable. All silicone is RTV, which stands for Room Temperature Vulcanizing, which means it dries at room temperature.


#6

how long does normal permatex silicone last?


#7

It can last a long time.

I don’t personally agree with people saying that flowable doesn’t last as long. But, my experience isn’t really with the other kinds of RTV silicone.


#8

the rtv I get from the 99 cent store lasts quite some time. atleast a month if done properly, I’d say.


#9

Once a month isn’t all that bad, although that doesn’t sound like a very long time. I mean, I could live with a monthly maintenance routine. I’d prefer a longer time between maintenance though.


(WildCat23) #10

I didn’t get mine from the dollar store but mine lasts for like 3-4 months.


#11

once a month was a bit of an underestimate. I’ve only had to change it once in my lunatic. and I got my lunatic about 8 or 9 months ago. so about 3 or 4 would definitely be a much better estimate.


#12

That seems pretty much like what normal response pads should last.


(WildCat23) #13

Funny cause I went right through my Raptors pads in about 3 weeks.

Yeah, I play those particular ones every day.