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using Slime in tires

Postby lewfoer » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:39 pm



Does anybody have any experience, advice, or recommendations on using Slime or any similar product in the tires?



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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:12 am

I wouldn't use Slime. Next time you go to change your tire you'll get the tire change person very annoyed. It leaves a mess in there that they have to clean and usually charge you for. I carry a bottle but only for emergencies.

The Ride-On product is supposed to be better.
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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby Pam » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:29 am

Tries some in a lawn tractor tire one time and it didn't work worth a hoot. I can only guess that the tractor tire didn't trurn fast enough to do the job

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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby seabee_ » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:34 pm

Don't use it unless you are prepared to buy a new rim. Those fix-a-flat chemicals tend to dissolve the rubber to an extent, some more than others. They are also corrosive to metals, especially aluminum. They also affect TPMS sensors(if equipped). Also, they don't always work. At best, they only slow down the leak. Some are also flammable. Your best bet is to carry a good type of plug kit that will get you to a shop to have the tire repaired. Be aware that some shops will not repair a tire that has been plugged or has fix-a-flat in it. I would talk to a shop and ask what is the approved method for a temp fix.
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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby lewfoer » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:50 pm

I just learned about Ride-on from another forum and it looks like good stuff. It stays in the crown of the tire and isn't messy got the tire guy like Slime. It is also designed to balance the tire. I live on a gravel road and it looks like cheap insurance from rock punctures and the like.

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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby seabee_ » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:05 pm

The Ride-on product is not a bad deal. The original question was concerning green Slime which a different type. I install and balance tires and with all 'liquid' sealants the tire can not be balanced. The problem is the liquid never stays in the same spot and will throw the balance off.
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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:31 pm

RideOn, not only is a sealant but, also is a balancer.
Two things about RideOn
1. Not for use in Wing wheels that are equiped w/TPMS.
2. Do not attempt to "plug" a tire w/RideOn installed:
a. Not required
b. Plug will probably work it's way out.
Check the web sight for full explanation of use and to see the "extra" benefits when using RideOn:
http://www.ride-on.com/
http://www.ride-on.com/tirecoverageplus24.html

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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby Sally » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:41 pm

I agree with seebee don't use this stuff. It just don't work anyways.. Sally :roll:

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Re: using Slime in tires

Postby kerrsys » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:58 pm

Had to use some a few months back...Worked very well. Probably put anoher 1000 miles on it before I got around to changing the tire. Bought a new one, don't want to trust a plug.
Anyway, it is messy, but no problems with heat or corrosion or anything like that. If you follow the directions, and run the tire right after you put it in you can avoid balance problems, etc.
One thing to watch out for tho, is stem problems. It can goop those up if you're not careful. IMHO -- the stuff is fine to use. Saved my butt when I ran a flat.




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