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Tire Slime
#1315207 Sat Jun 22 2019 03:44 AM
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'Bolter
Learned a lesson. Just say, "no."


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Re: Tire Slime
Whitedog #1315243 Sat Jun 22 2019 01:55 PM
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Don't know your application.
Worked great in my 25 year old Craftsman lawn tractor tires.


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Re: Tire Slime
Whitedog #1315254 Sat Jun 22 2019 03:07 PM
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'Bolter
I don't use it in vehicle tires, but for atv's, tractors, and farm implement tires it works if you remember a couple things. The Slimed tire needs to rotate so centrifugal force can move the Slime to the outside of the tire, allowing it to fill the leak and seal it. On leaking beads, about the only way I've had any luck is to pull the tire and place the leaking bead down while slowly moving the tire in a way that will cause the Slime to puddle over the bead leak. If its a small isolated bead leak, prop the tire so Slime can set over the leak.

Of course after all the above, sometimes is easier to break the tire down and do a proper repair.


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Re: Tire Slime
Whitedog #1315332 Sun Jun 23 2019 01:00 AM
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'Bolter
One thing for certain it makes tire repair shops hate you, not for the repair but for the mess.


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Re: Tire Slime
Whitedog #1315345 Sun Jun 23 2019 02:09 AM
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'Bolter
I recently purchased a used lawn tractor. Tires had plenty of tread, not weathered, looked pretty good. Well they started leaking air, became a PIA. I picked up some replacement tires. I bolted the rims down with a chunk of all-thread in the bench vise and went to work with a spoon and pry bar. WHAT A MESS!

I can’t see ever needing to use that stuff EVER. After putting that stuff in, you basically have ruined the tire. No patching or tubing the offending tire ever again.

BTW- I wasn’t the only one that put the slime in.

Last edited by Whitedog; Sun Jun 23 2019 02:12 AM.

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