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, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, offers expert-level online training for both counter people and professional technicians on the topic of chemical gasket makers. The online training modules and live training sessions, available to registered users, can be accessed by visiting Permatex’s training portal,

Permatex offers multiple online training modules centered on some of the company’s latest gasket makers innovations, including:

The module entitled, Selecting and Applying the Right Gasket Maker, is a deep dive into modern engine design and why gasket makers make for an excellent solution in a number of applications, educating users on how to select and apply the correct gasket maker. Instructors affiliated with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited schools can receive a certificate of completion after passing the quiz at the end of the module, which will count towards annual instructor hours.

The module entitled, Common Gasket Maker Mistakes, looks at some of the more prevalent myths and misconceptions around gasket makers, and lays out ten common mistakes to avoid when using gasket makers.

The Red Gasket Makers module is a short training module designed for counter people to learn about the features and benefits of Permatex’s latest gasket maker line. Permatex Red Gasket Makers are advanced, high-temperature gasket makers specially engineered to meet the technological advances in automotive design by withstanding the extremes of high thermal cycling experienced in today’s engines. The module breaks down the different options in the line including ULTRA Red, OPTIMUM Red, and The Right Stuff Red, and provides information on potential applications including headers, exhaust manifolds, turbochargers, slip-fit exhaust parts and more.     

Each module is punctuated with informational videos presented by industry professionals, including Permatex-sponsored Formula Drift Pro driver Dylan Hughes. These educational videos showcase professionals demonstrating proper usage and tips and tricks for excellent application.

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, Threadlocker Gel Twist, Scrubs, 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 a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center 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 500 diversified manufacturing company.

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