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Got a set of nice used Carlisle tires for my 300 and newly powdercoated wheels; demounted them from the rusty old wheels and scrubbed em down. One was all goopie with sealant and then I found the nail!

Ok I am thinking of rubber sealant and tiny plug for the hole.

Once broke down a set of tires with what looked like a permanent rubber gel covering the inside of the tire. I like that stuff—anyone know what it was? Or maybe suggest something besides Slime?

How many of you will suggest I spring for new tires and sell these used ones:D
 

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The World's Favourite Tyre Sealants, sealing punctures since 1978


This stuff has never failed me, no good in trucks though over 50mph and it feels like your about to take off! Haha.
All joking aside, it cured my leaky bead issue on the ride on mower, fixed the tractor tyre, (took 5 bottles mind due to the size) and I use it in my 300 with no punctures as yet.
 
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We have a lot of thorn trees/bushes where we hunt... so I was planning on "Sliming" all of my tires... but after looking into it.. I found that many people had issues w/ the Slime brand sealant...

I recently researched different tire sealants.. and ended up choosing the Quad Boss tire sealant (same stuff as Highlifter tire sealant)... supposed to last the life of your tires.. not corrode your rims or break down your tires... and cleans up with water. Supposedly was developed by NASA for use in space suits to seal them up if they get punctured.

https://quadboss.com/tire-wheel/tire-sealant

Was pretty easy to install.. I used the gallon jug... and just 32 pumps per atv tire... I would prolly do 30 pumps per tire if I were to do it again... the last tire started having issues pumping the last 7-10 pumps... poured the remainder into a cup so I could as much of it in there as I could.

We will see how it goes...
 

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I can't recommend any one brand of sealant, but I know what to avoid. Anything water-based or containing water will rust the rims. I've never used sealants.

A good plug usually holds fine for small punctures if you ream the hole clean before plugging. You can also rough up the inside of the tire real good with a coarse abrasive (provided you are working in a smooth rubber area of the carcass) and put a good quality patch on it that is much larger in diameter than you'd think you'd need... the larger the better due to so much flexing in soft ATV tires.
 

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I hate that slim stuff, never worked from what I seen of it ?. I have never had a flat tire on my itp mudlites ..soooo..cant help ya..but..i would agree..new tires are a much better route.
 
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Ok Santa probably not going to bring me a new set of Mud Lites so I patched the tire. I used a plug and a patch for the first time. I could have trimmed the plug a bit shorter but I don’t think it’s going anywhere.
I’m not going to preload it with a sealant but I will carry a kit.
 

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Ok Santa probably not going to bring me a new set of Mud Lites so I patched the tire. I used a plug and a patch for the first time. I could have trimmed the plug a bit shorter but I don’t think it’s going anywhere.
I’m not going to preload it with a sealant but I will carry a kit.
looks like a good repair to me :). a lot better than putting that useless slim crap in there.
 

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I find the Slime stuff is good if you have a slow leak somewhere, plug is more effective.. I don't think I'd rely on slime to fill a nail hole or something.
 

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I find the Slime stuff is good if you have a slow leak somewhere, plug is more effective.. I don't think I'd rely on slime to fill a nail hole or something.
The OKO brand does actually fill and permanently seal upto a 1/2” hole apparently. Had 6” nails stuck in our 60” tractor tyre, pulled them out, went for a spin and they’ve been sealed since. That was 2 years ago.
I really do rate the OKO brand.
 

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I find the Slime stuff is good if you have a slow leak somewhere, plug is more effective.. I don't think I'd rely on slime to fill a nail hole or something.
The OKO brand does actually fill and permanently seal upto a 1/2” hole apparently. Had 6” nails stuck in our 60” tractor tyre, pulled them out, went for a spin and they’ve been sealed since. That was 2 years ago.
I really do rate the OKO brand.
never heard of it, Slime is all I see around here. I've seen Tireject online that looks like it works alright too.
 

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Yeah we used to see slime advertised all the time here, seems that it’s advertised more now for bicycles and BMX bikes. Maybe it wasn’t upto the job, I don’t know.
OKO, definitely worth a shot if your ever stuck for choice, you won’t be disappointed.
 

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What about a good old fashioned Tube? :p
If they are new, & I couldnt find the leak 100%m maybe... would have to be a fast leak for me to buy new tires...even then I would either put silicone on the inside of the rim or buy a tube.
 

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I guess I'm the only one who's had good luck with Slime.

I've used in a lot of machines, and it's worked great for me.
I’ve never used slime so I can’t really comment on it. I used OKO by recommendation for our Argo’s, always seemed to have punctures on those and with 8 tyres it got a little costly haha. OKO saved the day every time lol.
 

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Thanks good question why not Slime? Well I have two pints of it I keep one in my quad. But I’m looking for something better—and that doesn’t look like it came out of a flu patient, for my freshly powdercoated wheels.

Oh yeah I looked at tube didn’t wanna pay $15 apiece for tubes but that was my #3 option behind new tires and patchnplug
 

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A good heat patch has worked well for me in the past, but Co-op sells a gallon of stuff that comes with a pump, tube and stem remover, and it tells you on the label how many pumps for lawnmowers, trailers, motorcycles, ATV's, etc, and it's the bomb! It's about $60 bucks for a gallon, but I've had the same gallon over a year, and have yet to have a tire or bead it wouldn't seal.
 

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I hate tubes...


I've busted apart so many good rims to find that the tube has rotted the rims from the inside out.. Literally peeling the tube off the metal..
 

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I hate tubes...


I've busted apart so many good rims to find that the tube has rotted the rims from the inside out.. Literally peeling the tube off the metal..
Wow i have never seen that. I usually go through tires every 2 years or so, maybe the tube doesnt sit as long, Anyway I havent had to put a tube it as i just pump it up every few weeks or when ever it needs it. Less time than actually working on the tire if its not a quick fix.
 
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