Permatex, Inc.

Hartford, CT 06106


About Permatex, Inc.


10 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06106

More Info on Permatex, Inc.

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Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex, Fast Orange, Spray Nine, the Right Stuff, Gel Twist, PermaPoxy, Ultra Bond and Dr Bond, Ultra Cherry and Grez-Off.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include Permatex’s headquarters in Hartford, CT, a state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution and technical center located in Solon, OH.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company.

Products & Press Releases

Fast Orange Citrus Blaster Adhesive Remover

Fast Orange Citrus Blaster Adhesive Remover

Nov. 1, 2022
The Fast Orange Citrus Blaster Adhesive Remover is designed to remove sticky messes. The unique gel formula penetrates deep into the mess, softening it and loosening its grip ...
Permatex The Right Stuff Red 1 Minute Gasket Marker

The Right Stuff Red 1 Minute Gasket Marker

Oct. 26, 2022
The Permatex The Right Stuff Red 1 Minute Gasket Marker is a leak-proof, elastomeric “formed-in-place” material that is designed to last longer than pre-cut gaskets. It's blowout...
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Industry News

Permatex website features interactive solution quiz to help consumers find correct product application

Jan. 27, 2022
Redesigned website also provides direct links for retail and online sales; special recruiting section offers experts opportunity to join Permatex’s influencer team
Permatex offers expert-led online training modules on their popular line of gasket makers.
Training and Resources

Technicians gain valuable gasket maker expertise with Permatex online training

Dec. 13, 2021
Modules focus on common gasket maker mistakes and selecting and applying the correct product properly
Permatex has partnered with the ASE Education Foundation to help train technicians on latest innovations and applications.
Service Repair

Permatex teams with ASE to help train technicians on latest innovations and applications

Dec. 13, 2021
Joint program kicked off with online training webinar for gasket makers
Permatex 500 F High Heat Epoxy
Parts Distributor

Permatex 500° High Heat Epoxy repairs stand up under-the-hood

Dec. 13, 2021
Named Best New Technology product at 2021 AAPEX show, it outperforms traditional epoxies and is the first high-temperature liquid epoxy in a syringe
Permatex 1 Minute And 5 Minute Gel Epoxies
Parts Distributor

Permatex 1-Minute and 5-Minute Gel Epoxies feature non-drip formula with ready-to-use indicator

Dec. 13, 2021
Blue dye indicator signals when adhesive is fully mixed and ready to use
Fast Orange Antibacterial Pumice Hand Cleaner
Industry News

New Fast Orange Antibacterial Pumice Hand Cleaner removes grease and kills 99% of germs

Dec. 13, 2021
Permatex's most powerful grease fighter to date, it's the only heavy-duty hand cleaner to include antibacterial agents
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Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Fast Orange Antibacterial Pumice Hand Cleaner

Nov. 10, 2021
The Permatex Fast Orange Antibacterial Pumice Hand Cleaner includes antibacterial agents capable of killing 99 percent of germs. Formulated using premium grade surfactants and...
Permatex 500 High Heat

500° High Heat Epoxy

Nov. 10, 2021
The Permatex 500° High Heat Epoxy is an ideal solution for under hood repairs that need to withstand extremely hot temperatures. The epoxy is formulated to withstand temperatures...

Articles & News

Most Wanted Tools
Tool Distributor

Most Wanted Tools: August 2022

The Rechargeable Underhood Light, Cam Phaser Holding Set, and Compact Air Hammer are some of the popular items among auto repair techs.
Service Repair

8 most common threadlocker mistakes

March 23, 2022
There are a number of common mistakes people make when using threadlockers that can lead to incomplete holding power and issues down the line.
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Training and Resources

Permatex partners with ASE to train technicians

Permatex has partnered with the ASE Education Foundation to provide technicians with application training and education on the latest formulation advances in chemical technology...

Videos & Resources

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Video Network

Tech Tip: Selecting the right gasket for an exhaust manifold replacement

June 28, 2022
In this episode of Permatex Pro Tips, it's all about selecting and using the appropriate gasket maker for the job.
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Video Network

Tech Tip: Replacing a differential gasket and how to prevent leaks

June 14, 2022
In this episode of Permatex Pro Tips, it's all about differential gaskets. Replacing a differential gasket is mostly straight forward, but there are a couple of potential pit ...
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Video Network

Tech Tip: Brake installation and common mistakes

May 31, 2022
In this episode of Permatex Pro Tips, its all about installation of new brake pads and rotors.
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Top 10 most common gasket maker mistakes

June 26, 2017
This feature focuses on the 10 most common mistakes made when using gasket makers and flange sealants.
Click through the gallery to see the eight most common threadlocking mistakes.

The eight most common threadlocking mistakes made by technicians

April 6, 2017
Threadlockers are one of the all-time great technician helpers. They hold nuts and bolts in place to help ensure the quality of the repair, and they keep fasteners locked in place...
Permatex Copper Spray-a-Gasket Video
The Garage

Permatex Copper Spray-A-Gasket Video

Oct. 27, 2015
A step-by-step instructional video on how to use Permatex Copper Spray-A-Gasket.
Permatex Self-fusing Silicone Tape Video
The Garage

Permatex Self-fusing Silicone Tape Video

May 19, 2015
How to use Permatex Self-fusing Silicone Tape.
Permatex PowerBead Applicator Nozzle Video
The Garage

Permatex PowerBead Applicator Nozzle Video

April 9, 2015
A step-by-step guide to applying the Right Stuff Gasket Maker with the PowerBead Applicator Nozzle.

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Industry News

Permatex promotes Eva Pitts to director of sales for traditional and international business

March 29, 2021
Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has promoted Eva Pitts to Director of Sales.
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The Garage

Permatex offers EPA-registered cleaner/degreaser/disinfectant, Spray Nine

March 11, 2020
The EPA has certified Spray Nine Heavy-Duty Cleaner/Degreaser/Disinfectant as effective against viruses similar to Novel 2019 Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
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Shop Equipment

SCRUBS In-A-Bucket

Dec. 10, 2019
The Permatex SCRUBS In-A-Bucket removes dirt, tar, oils, grease, paints, adhesives, epoxies, caulks, inks and dyes, urethanes, lubricants, cable jelly, and asphalt thoroughly ...
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The Right Stuff 90 Minute Black Gasket Maker

Sept. 30, 2019
Permatex's The Right Stuff 90 Minute Black Gasket Maker is formulated to create a quick, reliable seal with minimal curing time, enabling parts to be put back in service without...
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Spray Nine Grez-Off

Sept. 17, 2019
Spray Nine Grez-Off from Permatex combines the functionality of a traditional spray degreaser with the flexibility and compatibility of being used as a parts cleaner solution ...
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The Garage

Permatex moves headquarters to 350,000 sq. ft. facility in Solon, Ohio

April 23, 2019
The state-of-the-art facility sits on a 40-acre campus and houses manufacturing, distribution, and business operations.
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Gel Threadlockers

March 5, 2019
The Permatex Gel Threadlockers are designed to deliver a high level of accuracy and usability. The gel formula offers a clinging action that allows the threadlocker to be applied...
The Right Stuff 1 Minute Grey Gasket Maker

The Right Stuff 1 Minute Grey Gasket Maker

Sept. 6, 2018
Permatex The Right Stuff 1 Minute Grey Gasket Maker is designed to make leak-proof gaskets in one minute and put parts back in service. This product's formulation features an ...
Permatex Seal+lock Thread Compound

Seal+Lock Thread Compound

Feb. 23, 2018
The Permatex Seal+Lock Thread Compound is designed to combine the sealing capabilities of a thread sealant with the holding power of a blue, medium-strength threadlocker. This...

Optimum Gasket Maker line

July 7, 2017
The Permatex Optimum Gasket Maker line includes a new generation of high-performance gasket makers. Optimum Grey and Optimum Black Gasket Makers are designed for high-stress application...
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Silicone Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant

Aug. 3, 2016
The Permatex Silicone Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant serves to prevent disc brake squeal and chatter while protecting caliper pins, sleeves, bushings, and pistons against...
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Black Polyurethane Adhesive

July 12, 2016
The Permatex Black Polyurethane Adhesive is suitable for harsh environments and heavy duty applications. The single-component, silicone free, elastomeric adhesive is low odor,...
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Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner

June 23, 2016
The Permatex Fast Orange Xtreme Hand Cleaner, designed specifically for automotive technicians, provides cleaning power, leaves little residue and removes petroleum odors. It ...
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Fast Orange Grease X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent

May 20, 2016
The PermatexFast Orange Grease X Mechanic’s Laundry Detergent is specially formulated to remove automotive grease, stains and odors from work clothes. It features a built-in pre...
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The Garage

Permatex offers silicone ceramic extreme brake parts lubricant

May 18, 2016
The lubricant prevents disc brake squeal and chatter while protecting caliper pins, sleeves, bushings and pistons against seizing and galling.
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Brake Cleaning Wipes

Dec. 15, 2015
The Permatex Brake Cleaning Wipes for use in brake service repair and maintenance applications. The wipes can be used for cleaning brake drums, abutment clips, slide pins, calipers...
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Copper Spray-A-Gasket

Oct. 27, 2015
The Permatex Copper Spray-A-Gasket is a hi-temp sealant for gaskets. It is designed to help dissipate heat, improve heat transfer and prevent gasket burnout. Permatex Copper Spray...
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Ultra Synthetic RTV Gasket Maker

Sept. 28, 2015
The Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV Gasket Maker, recommended for use in close tolerance applications and high-performance parts, is specially designed for use on vehicles with synthetic...
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Line of Epoxy Sticks

July 1, 2015
The Permatex two-part, hand-kneaded, putty-type Line of Epoxy Sticks make it easier for users to measure and mix the correct amount and apply to the damaged area, according to...
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Engine Service and Repair Tools

Fuel Tank Repair Epoxy Stick

May 7, 2015
The Permatex Fuel Tank Repair Epoxy Stick is designed to help users fix both metal gas tanks and containers quickly and easily. This industrial-strength epoxy is resistant to ...
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The Garage

Permatex increases line of epoxy sticks with three products

April 16, 2015
These two-part, hand kneaded, putty-type industrial strength epoxies come in a convenient stick form that makes it very easy to measure and mix the correct amount and apply to...
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Fast Orange Hand Cleaner

April 9, 2015
The Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner is now available in a rocker cap bottle. The rocker cap allows easy, one-hand use and helps keep the bottle free of grease. The rocker cap...
The Garage

Permatex Fast Orange features rocker cap bottle

Feb. 6, 2015
The new rocker cap allows easy, one-hand use and helps keep the bottle free of grease.
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Fast Orange Professional Hand Cleaner

May 1, 2014
The Permatex Fast Orange Professional Hand Cleaner is infused with an odor-eliminating technology that removes odor residue left after normal clean up. This hand cleaner also ...
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The Garage

Permatex hand cleaner has odor-eater technology

May 1, 2014
Fast Orange Professional features a pumice ingredient that helps to quickly remove even the heaviest deposits of grease, tar, oil, dirt, soil, resins, paints, glues and rubber...
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Battery Service and Testing

Battery Protection products, Nos. 80368 and 80370

Feb. 25, 2014
The Permatex Battery Protection products, Nos. 80368 and 80370, are two easy-to-use aerosols that helps simplify battery maintenance when corrosion on terminals, cables, and connections...
The Garage

Permatex aids Hurricane Sandy victims

Dec. 19, 2012
Spray Nine products donated to United Way and Staten Island Giving Circle.
The Garage

Permatex launches 'Always Right On The Job' sweepstakes

Nov. 15, 2012
Company introduces new website and offers Go Kart and prizes in problem solving quiz.
The Garage

Permatex changes publicity campaign

Oct. 13, 2012
Media campaign incorporates print, online, PR and social


Aug. 31, 2012
Permatex PermaShield Gasket Dressing and Flange Sealant provides fluid resistance and also withstands extreme temperature changes without hardening. It's non-setting, non-hardening...
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The Garage

Permatex launches Spray Nine Summer Challenge Sweepstakes

Aug. 1, 2012
Promotion features brief and informative nine-question quiz and chance to win exciting prizes on brand's website and Facebook page.
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Fast Orange hand cleaner with microgel

July 26, 2012
Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner now incorporates MircroGel Technology, a polymer emulsion synthetic solvent that eliminates the need for citrus (orange oil) or petroleum base...
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Spray Nine Mold & Mildew Stain Remover

June 14, 2012
Permatex Spray Nine Mold & Mildew Stain Remover prevents mold contamination and quickly removes mold and mildew stains. The aqueous-based cleaner cleans and deodorizes without...
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Industry News

Jay Blake and Follow A Dream racing team to challenge 2012 NHRA Series with Permatex sponsorship

March 9, 2012
Team optimistic after successful 7th place finish in 2011 season.
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Permapoxy General Purpose Epoxy

Jan. 18, 2012
Permatex Permapoxy General Purpose Epoxy is a Self-Mixing Syringe that features an innovative one-step operation to eliminate guesswork and provide a pinpoint, mess-free application...
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Automatic Transmission RTV Sealant

Sept. 22, 2011
Permatex's Automatic Transmission RTV Sealant resists aging, weathering and thermal cycling without hardening, shrinking or cracking, and can be used as a replacement for cut ...
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Grease Grabber

May 17, 2011
Permatex Grease Grabber is a powerful paste-style hand cleaner that contains no harsh solvents. It utilizes soft poly-scrubbers and a special blend of detergents to remove tough...
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No-Touch Interior Detailing Mousse Cleaner/Protectant

April 14, 2011
No-Touch Interior Detailing Mousse Cleaner/Protectant, from Permatex, does an excellent job cleaning and protecting interior surfaces, dries to a rich satin finish and leaves ...
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Threadlocker Multipack

Nov. 18, 2010
Permatex Threadlockers secure the entire fastener assembly against loosening from shock and vibration, and also seal threads against leakage, preventing rust and corrosion. The...
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Gear Oil RTV Sealant

Aug. 5, 2010
Permatex's Gear Oil RTV Sealant resists the effects of friction modifiers found in newer gear oils and will prevent leaks and ensure proper performance in harsh drivetrain environments...
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Low Voc Gasket Remover

June 15, 2010
Permatex's Gasket Remover, No. 80645, quickly removes all solvent-based gasketing adhesives and sealants, even baked-on gaskets, in under 20 minutes and is VOC-compliant in all...
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Training Products and Tools

Permatex 100th Anniversary catalog

Oct. 22, 2009
Permatex offers its 100th Anniversary Edition automotive aftermarket products catalog, an 88-page, full-color catalog available in English and Spanish. The Permatex catalog includes...
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Engine Service and Repair Tools

NOS Complete Fuel System Cleaner No. 12203 and NOS Fuel Injector Cleaner No. 12103

March 5, 2009
Permatex offers two fuel additives featuring proprietary NOS formulations to clean components and enhance performance: NOS Complete Fuel System Cleaner, No. 12203, and NOS Fuel...
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Dielectric Grease in an Automatic Tube No. 81153

Jan. 5, 2009
A new applicator on the Permatex Dielectric Grease in an Automatic Tube, No. 81153, makes it easy to dispense just the right amount of dielectric grease to electrical connections...
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B-Force Multipurpose Lubricant

Nov. 4, 2008
With a patented composition of base fluids and additives, Permatex B-Force Multipurpose Lubricant penetrates into close tolerance areas, providing a thin protective film that ...
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Multi-Purpose Cleaning Products

Aug. 13, 2008
Permatex, Inc. has just added three easy-to-use, multi-purpose cleaning products to its proven line of service chemicals. The products, developed by Spray Nine Corporation, a ...
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Ultra Cherry Pumice Hand Scrub

Aug. 8, 2008
Permatex, Inc., a leader in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair and the innovators of Fast Orange®, one of the industry's most popular waterless hand cleaners...
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Ultra Cherry Pumice Hand Scrub

Aug. 8, 2008
Permatex's Ultra Cherry Pumice Hand Scrub works as a professional strength, waterless hand cleaner with natural pumice scrubbers, skin conditioners and a clean cherry scent. Available...
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Training Products and Tools

Updated Permatex website

July 29, 2008
Among the new features of the new Permatex website are individual "how-to" videos for Permatex Windshield Repair Kit, Rear View Mirror Adhesive Kit and Headlight Lens Restoration...
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Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

Spray Nine cleaners

June 3, 2008
Permatex offers multi-purpose cleaning products developed by Spray Nine Corp., including Spray Nine Tough Task Cleaner and Disinfectant, Grez-Off Heavy Duty Degreaser and Earth...