Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
When used properly, Irontite products will not clog the heater core. It's very important that your cooling system be "free flowing". This is why we recommend that you always use our ThoroFlush product to completely clean your cooling system prior to using our sealant products. This is especially true when using the Ceramic Seal. The Ceramic seal product will react with engine coolant. During normal use, engine coolant (anti-freeze) does get absorbed into the pours of the metal that it flows through. If you do not first clean these internal surfaces the Ceramic Seal will bond with the coolant in these porous areas and can result in doing more harm than good. Our ThoroFlush product is specifically designed to rid your engine cooling system of all traces of engine coolant, thus insuring proper desired results from using our Ceramic Seal product. The Irontite ThoroFlush is the strongest coolant flush on the market today.
NO! Irontite ThoroFlush is the strongest coolant flush on the market. Over using it WILL cause damage. Follow the instructions exactly when using any Irontite products. Irontite products have been in use for many years and we have determined the best procedures for their use over the years. Follow our instructions exactly to avoid problems and to have the best possible experience. The ThoroFlush product has a red colored dye added to it specifically so you can tell when you have completely flushed it from the system. Failure to remove it completely or in a timely fashion can cause damage to your vehicles cooling system.
Because the All Weather Seal can be used along with your existing cooling system fluid (anti-freeze) if your car is older and the heater core tubes have become caked with sediments over the years reducing the flow of coolant it's possible that the All Weather Seal will do it's job and close of those tubes that are not as free flowing as they should have been. This is not improper behavior of the All Weather Seal, it is an indication that your heater core was extremely calcified and preventing proper flow and/or you did not flush the system with ThoroFlush prior to adding the All-Weather Sealant to the cooling system.
To recover from this problem you do not necessarily need to replace the heater core of the vehicle. You should first disconnect the heater core hoses and attempt to run water through the core in the reverse direction to unclog the core and flush it as much as possible with a small amount of water pressure. Now, reconnect your heater core hoses and use our ThoroFlush product to clean your cooling system. Then add new coolant and the All Weather Seal. Because our All Weather Seal never fully hardens, this method should recover the heater core, and may improve the heaters performance after the ThoroFlush has cleared the sediments from the core. Even if this does salvage the heater core, the fact that it clogged on you is an indication that the heater core in this vehicle should be replaced sooner than later.
No. Our coolant additive products are all Environmentally Safe. These are very green products.
Our Ceramic Seal product requires Heat and Air to become solid. So as long as it's flowing through the cooling system where it only gets heat and no air it remains a liquid. If there are any openings in your cooling system, as the liquid leaks it comes into contact with air and starts to solidify and effectively closes the opening sealing the cooling system. With this in mind, you will want to monitor your cooling system while using Ceramic Seal. For Example: if your radiator overflow is not kept filled with water and the engine/radiator get enough air in it to expose the top tank of your radiator the ceramic seal will start to become solid in the top tank of your radiator because it's getting both heat and air. So it's very important to monitor the water level and be ready to add water should the level go down during the use of Ceramic Seal. The number one cause of problems using Ceramic Seal is by people who did not follow all the instructions. It's very easy to use, but if you deviate from the approved usage procedures it can cause undesired results.
NO! Putting the sealant products into the overflow jug will not work! If your vehicle does not have a radiator cap then you will have to remove the top radiator hose in order to pour the product into the cooling system.
NO. Irontites' ThoroFlush product is a "commercial grade" product. It will out perform any other company's radiator flush product on the market today. And it's especially important to be sure to get your cooling system thoroughly cleaned prior to using the Irontite Ceramic Sealant. No product other than ThoroFlush will clean your cooling system more completely.
YES. Either the Ceramic Seal or the All-Weather Seal will repair minor head gasket leaks.
No. We recommend leaving the thermostat in during treatment because it will cause pressure to build which will aid and benefit the sealing process.
Yes, you can use either of the Irontite Sealant products, however, you must first bypass the filter. In the case of Ceramic Seal, after you have run the Ceramic Seal treatment and removed the product from your cooling system you can remove the filter bypass and run normally. Once the Ceramic Seal has cured in the cooling system it will not re-liquify and as such it will not clog the filter. During the treatment period of either product you must bypass the filter. Since All-Weather Seal is meant to be left in the cooling system, as long as the All-Weather Seal product is flowing in your cooling system the filter bypass must remain.
Irontite by Kwik-Way 500 57th Street, Marion, IA 52302
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