I was doing some basic maintenance and fix-it stuff on my ’69 Camaro and found some newer versions of some Permatex favorites I thought I would try. Using Permatex products – I have trusted their brand for a long time and wanted to give their latest versions a thorough try.
I started out with a spark plug swap. I used the Permatex Anti-Seize Stick on the threads since I have aluminum heads. This was the first time I’ve used the stick version, I always used the brush-on type before. The stick is far easier and far cleaner – I really liked it. Plus, the anti-seize doesn’t have to be shaken, stirred, etc. I also used the Permatex Dielectric Grease for the tips – also great stuff and better than the single-use tear strips they have at the parts stores. I grabbed a tube of grease and keep it handy on top of my workbench.
When I pulled my plugs, I noticed that one of my wire looms had cracked. Luckily, I had some Permatex PermaPoxy Plastic Weld handy.
The PermaOxy packaging was great; the plastic on the package includes a built-in tray to mix up the epoxy – no mess and super fast. It is very convenient and I will be dreaming of other places to use this stuff..
I also liked how the cap was integrated into the tip when you unwrap the packaging.
Best of all – the epoxy lived up to its name. 5 minutes later, I was back on the road!
While I was at it, I tried the Permatex Threadlocker Blue Gel and the Permatex Threadlocker Red Gel. The Blue Gel came in a cool twist tube that I haven’t used before. You just twist the bottom to squeeze out the Threadlocker. My only advice here it to twist about 3 or 4 clicks then wait a few seconds to see how much comes out. Both products were great – neither bolt has come loose and I’m a happy camper.