I have had excellant results using Permatex brand p/n 80697 copper hi temp spray on my gaskets, transmission and oil pan. Not for use on rubber gaskets like valve covers,etc. two or three coats ,dried in between works primo. It's thickness adds some compliance, doesn't harden,and although tacky allows repositioning, NO mess or goop migration asssociated with "gasket" in a tube, perfect application. Plus no hardening or nuggets associated with tube products. Besides auto stores ,have seen carried in Walmart. Also bought a couple long 6 mm bolts(4), cut off heads and partially threaded into block allowing gasket to be "piloted" first ,then pan into position then adding pan bolts as I go. Always fear especially on the 1.8's, of rtv "nuggets" flipping off and migrating to the oil pickup screen,sad enough set up as it is.