23 July 2019: Pratley’s products for the automotive sector range from Pratley Steel Putty to Pratley RTV Silicone Gasket Maker. Both of these products have found wide acceptance in the automotive sector, Pratley National Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Bell highlights.
Pratley Steel Putty is ideal for applications such as sealing metal water tanks, and repairing cracked sumps, metal castings, radiators, and petrol tanks, among others. It can also be used to fill blowholes, and can be used on engine castings. A major advantage of the putty is that it can be extensively machined after curing, meaning it can be easily cut, drilled, and sanded down as required.
Another benefit is the product will not corrode, which makes it ideal for humid environments where corrosion is an issue. There is also no additional strengthening requirement once the putty has hardened, which can be spray-painted for aesthetic purposes.
Pratley’s RTV Silicone Gasket Maker is a new flange sealant and gasket maker in the form of a tough and elastic silicone rubber for superior sealing. It can tolerate extreme temperatures of -50°C to +300°C for short periods, and is chemical-resistant to petrol, diesel, paraffin, water, oil, and anti-freeze.
The product has no negative effect on electrical components such as vehicle sensors. In addition, it’s non-corrosive, and is ideal for engine sumps, gearboxes, pipe flanges and water pumps, to name but a few applications.
Some of Pratley’s other products which are ideal for the automotive industry include Pratley Wondafix Car, Pratley Pratlok anaerobic thread lockers, Pratley 1-2-3, Pratley Ezeebond, Pratley Powda Bond, Pratley Rubber Tape and Pratley Safety Cleaner.