Cometic Gasket‘s Mickey Hale offered up some details about some of their new stuff and the different gaskets they offer. One cool thing he shared with us was details on a new gasket for the 9-inch rearend.
“It’s a steel shim with a rubber, injected coating over it, so it’s a reusable piece,” Mickey said.
This is an especially useful product for folks switching out differential gears at the track since it’s durable and reusable.
Cometic’s manufacturing ability means that the company can give the end-user access to gaskets made of different materials like traditional paper, copper, and aluminum depending upon the requirements of the application. Although the metal gaskets provide longer lifespans and greater reliability, Cometic still offers old-style paper gaskets for those looking for a less expensive alternative.
“Of course we can do copper, we have your aluminum, and we can do different heat rated materials depending on what they need,” said Mickey. And as many of you know, they even do a multi-layer steel collector gasket!
Mickey explained that the aluminum will work better with an old header because it will crush better, while the embossed copper will hold up better on an irregular surface. The paper gaskets are the least durable, but a less expensive option. On the other end of the durability spectrum are their high-end MLS and Street Pro gaskets.
“The MLS exhaust gasket is the top-of-the-line for your header collectors or anything high-heat. They will take any kind of irregularity or a twist or bend,” he said.
“Our Street Pro line has been out for a while, but that’s the way you get all the high-quality gaskets bundled into one place,” Mickey continued. “That works out really well, and we do sell them as either a top- or bottom-end kit, or you can get a complete engine kit if you need it.”
Mickey also filled us in about a really cool valve cover gasket that operates on the same principle as the rubber-coated steel gasket for the 9-inch that we mentioned earlier. The valve cover gasket has a steel shim with a stopper that lets you tighten the bolts right down, and it won’t crush your gasket.
“We have a little bit for everybody’s application, tailored to your needs,” Mickey said. “High-performance applications, blower cars, twin turbo—we can fix you up on that.” If you are in the market for any kind of gasket, take a look and see what Cometic might have in stock for you!