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I took my flat tire off my foreman and aired it up and dumped soapy water on it and its leaking around the beed. Will slime stop this? Or should I air it up to 35psi like it says on the side of the tire and see if it pops on the rest of the way?
 

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Slime is really only good for sealing small holes. Put a ton of air in the tire and it should seat the bead, you might want to put a tie strap around the tire to give it some resistance. My tire came off on me on the trail and we used a tie down strap and a very small portable air pump, it took about an hour for it to finally pop.
 

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Can I ask a question about the slime? I was told that the chemicals in slime will cause the inner part of the rims to rust. Is this true? I would love to put this in all 8 of my tires, but have been very hesitant..

A friend had this in his tires and 2 years later, he dismounted his tires for new ones and the inside of the rims were completely rusted...

Any thrut to this, or was this a freak accident... Does the slime throw off the balance of the tire to?
 

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Iam not sure about the rust, but I know that guys that change these tires get pretty upset when you bring them a tire in that is all gooey inside. I had a rear stock tire that I had to have changed, took it to the local ATV tire guy, and when he was done, he told me that he wouldn't change anymore of my tires that had slime in them. He said that the slime gets all over the place when changing the tire.
 

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Well... Sorry to make a dirty job dirtier.... Isn't that his job? If he wanted a clean job, go be a secretary.. I don't understand that.. That would be like me running different oil that the mechanic don't like.. Oh well. Just my thoughts..
 

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QUOTE ("Rincon 650":2udv7x9s)
Well... Sorry to make a dirty job dirtier.... Isn't that his job? If he wanted a clean job, go be a secretary.. I don't understand that.. That would be like me running different oil that the mechanic don't like.. Oh well. Just my thoughts..
I totally agree.. sounds childish if you ask me!
 

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if you've never changed a tire with any fix-a-flat,slime,air-lock in it you just don't understand.changing small tires is a chore sometime as they don't always want to come off the wheels or go back on ...add some "slime" to the equation and it's a crappy job.the stuff gets all over the tools,your pants,your hands...It really does get on everything.Honestly guys put a plug in the tire and air it back up it's not that hard.any of the "slime" things wont fix a beadleak anyway so it wouldn't help any there.I know a pack of 30 tire plugs is 4.95 a can of rubber cement is like .95 cents at wal-mart and a hand pump is 7$...or get a co2 paint ball bottle with a hose for airing em up.for 20 bucks you can fix alot of flats...4.95 per can of fix-a-flat and what's slime cost 7$ or so for a small bottle...not guaranteed to work either...my pic is example #1 yeah it took me 15 minutes but it held air for the day and it works...plugs...cheaper than goop in a can...it's corrosive too.slime is water based it will rust wheels....fix-a-flat=flammable.
 

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Now thats one heck of a tire repair!!!
 

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Slime is really only good for sealing small holes. Put a ton of air in the tire and it should seat the bead, you might want to put a tie strap around the tire to give it some resistance. My tire came off on me on the trail and we used a tie down strap and a very small portable air pump, it took about an hour for it to finally pop.
I have not had a problem until now. I have had the tires for 2 months and no problem. I aired it up lastnight and today it was flat again. Why would it be doing it now?
 

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defalte them all the way and checl around the bead area to see if there is dirt or mud in there...take a fine wire brush or a tooth brush and clean it out...then air back up to a higher pressure and see if they reseat...
 

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I understand truckman.. It does definately make it a dirtier job and I can understand not wanting to change them with this in, but just struck me wrong when he said " Take it somewhere else "...Sorry... So slime would start rusting the wheels..?
 

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yeah rinny.most of the quik fixes will corrode steel wheels in short time.the aluminum wheels uasually fare alot longer before corrosion sets in.the bare machined finish aluminum wheels i think are the fastes to corrode.powder coated wheels seem to hold up the best.honestly,of all the tires ive had to fix on a trail (which is most of 'em) it 9 out of 10 needed a plug.i've had 2 tires that i just couldn't find a leak on (my stock wheels and tires) I aired 'em up and put 'em in a kiddie pool to check for bubbles,and the only bubbles seen were from my mouth after the wife saw me doing this...lol.if you value your wheels alot then i wouldn't recommend using it but if they are oem and you really don't care then i'd say put 3 cans in it....just remember it can freeze in the winter in the tire and that makes for one shakey ride down the road.I do my own tires so i don't like that crap in there,and if the tires are done right you shouldn't have a problem besides the usual nail or rock cut on the trail.
The tire guy that said "take it elsewhere" would get no more of my business at all not even for my trucks and cars.business is business and whether he likes it or not the customer is always right even if you don't like it.his beef was prolly because if he charges 8$ to repair a tire for instance that would be about 15 minutes of work,but a tire with poop in it will take him 35 minutes to clean it all up...time is money.

they say slime won't corrode wheels but if it's biodegradable like they say what happens to it after 4 years in your tire???? when it's bio-ing away in there it's breaking something elses besides itself down and it's not rubber.

ok i'm done on my soapbox here
 

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Agree with the customer thing, and also agree that an $8 tire change isn't worth 45 minutes of clean up time.Time is money, that makes sense.. Can't run a business in the negative...
 

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Dang, Truckman!!! I saw that pic on another post and thought it was a borken off rock in your sidewall!!! How long did that hold? Are you still riding it? I punctured the inside sidewall of my rear and my buddy would not put a plug in it. So I took it to another one of my buddies and he patched it. I put alittle Black Silicone on the outside to cover it... Do you think that might hold up okay?
 

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it's still holding air in my garage it was a little low after i took it off the trailer (2 psi) but i only run 3 psi in them anyway and it looked flat but it was the way it was sitting.yeah if your buddy got the patch to stick good and you gooped it up i don't see why it wouldn't work.usually a tire flexing alot kills a patch which is why i swear by these tar coated sticky messy annoying but cheap plug things I'm gonna keep the tires now till they die.yeah i'll ride it it won't "blow" like a car tire they don't generate enough heat from flexing to "blow" the tire....if it does blow out it'll get 20 more plugs jammed in that hole to get me back to the truck.
 

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i ran a tire like that on my suzuki i would occasionally have to air it up but that was only like once a month the plugs are great dont have to dis mount tire to put them in just use the tool and jam em in
 
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