Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant


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Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby gildco » Thu May 03, 2012 12:39 pm



Do any of you have any experience with Ride-On Tire Balancer & Sealant? I recently had new tires installed on my 2008 Wing and was persuaded to have this stuff put into each tire because I liked to "self-sealing" qualities that were advertised. Does the stuff live up to its claims or is it just fluff?



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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby speedy1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:50 am

I just recently put new tires on my wing and I did use Ride On in them. I have been using it for 5 years in my Aero and it has been fine. I can only tell you that the balancing part works, but haven't had any punctures to fine out about the sealing qualities..

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 06, 2012 7:41 pm

I can tell you from personal experience that it makes a HELL of a sticky mess when it comes time to remove and mount new tires. Your mechanic (or you, if you do it yourself) will not like it. I had to spend a half hour afterward cleaning the sticky goop off the tire changing machine.

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby cbx4evr » Sun May 06, 2012 7:59 pm

Ya I recently worked at an Auto Parts place that did tires. If there was any goop in the tires we turned the sale away. Makes a mess. Slime does for sure although they say it's water soluble. HA!
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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby speedy1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:21 pm

I thought one of their claim to fame was that you could clean it out of a tire with soap and water.

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 06, 2012 8:33 pm

speedy1 wrote:I thought one of their claim to fame was that you could clean it out of a tire with soap and water.


You can. But before you do that, as you unmount the tire, it drips all over everything, sprays out all over the tire mounting machine when the bead is broken, and generally creates a sticky, unholy mess.

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby speedy1 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:52 pm

I see, thanks for the hands on account of exactly how it is.. :)

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 07, 2012 7:17 am

WingAdmin wrote:
speedy1 wrote:I thought one of their claim to fame was that you could clean it out of a tire with soap and water.


You can. But before you do that, as you unmount the tire, it drips all over everything, sprays out all over the tire mounting machine when the bead is broken, and generally creates a sticky, unholy mess.

Interesting comments!
I have never had any of these things happen. But then, I do deflate the tires before I break the bead! The product has stayed in the tire and I have never had any kind of mess when changing tires.
The only caution @this time is it is not compatible w/Honda's TPMS. Also, if you do get a puncture, do not try to plug the tire. A plug is not require as SEALANT is the key word here.

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby gildco » Mon May 07, 2012 11:21 am

Thanks for the responses. I am glad that I will not be changing tires myself, but will have the dealership that put the stuff into the tires have the pleasure of taking out the slime.

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby tfdeputydawg » Mon May 07, 2012 12:15 pm

gildco wrote:Thanks for the responses. I am glad that I will not be changing tires myself, but will have the dealership that put the stuff into the tires have the pleasure of taking out the slime.

I thought you had RideOn put in :?:
Slime is an entirely different product and I would never use it in my tires :o
Also, you do not take out the RideOn, it stays in the tire and is discarded with the old tire :geek:

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Re: Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant

Postby gildco » Mon May 07, 2012 4:50 pm

My mistake: I had the Ride-On Tire Balancer and Sealant, not the Slime.




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