Let it dry, install the head gasket and torque the head to the factory specs.
Then adjust the valves cold and start the engine
allowing it to fully reach operating temperature.
Then immediately, while it is still hot rip all the rocker pieces off and
re-torque the head before it is allowed to cool off. You
will be amazed at how out of torque they are after the car warms up. That
procedure will save you any possibility of future head
Keith Ehrlich wrote:
> Need an answer quickly-please respond directly as I am on digest mode...
> When spraying on Copper-Seal or similar products ( like silver spray
> paint) to prepare a head gasket for installation, is it proper to let it
> dry before installation or is the idea to install the gasket and torque
> down the head while the product is still tacky.