Originally Posted by GearNut
They all look like that.
If you remove the head gasket and try to use the red stuff only it will increase the compression ratio, but good luck with the red stuff working in the long run.
Read Al.Fisherman's post #4 for the best thing one can do for head gasket issues.
I just read that thread, lots of good info thanks! I think I might just leave the metal gasket as is, it's running strong with good compression now and I don't want to mess it up!