Phantom Puncture

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:19
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Spotted a piece of steel in one of my tyres today, Damn! Oh well - this will give me the chance to try out my You Beaut new puncture repair kit, pulled out the nail (fair size too!) but I got no release of air.
It looks like to me that the nail has gone into the rubber between the grooves and stopped just short of allowing air out.
Is this going to be OK? or should I bung a plug into the hole for Just In Case.

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Reply By: Tyreman - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:26

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:26
mate just let it go we get them like it all the time at work so if it aint leaking just leave it it will be fine

cheers shane
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:39

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:39

Perhaps one day you might care to explain to others on here the problems associated with plugging tyres with the cord type plugs that we all tend to use, i for one wasnt aware of the damage you can actually do to a tyre using these type of plugs as a permanent repair, until you started your own tyre service.....

Cheers .....Dad

P.S sorry for asking you to do this ....but seeing as you are a tyre fitter repairer , it would be better coming from you

Oh and thanks to you and your brothers for remembering our 30th anniverary tonight
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 13:34

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 13:34
To "bung a plug into" you would first have to create a real hole into the trye. Not a wise move. Put a bit of soapy water where the nail came out - sometimes the hole is so small that you can't physically hear or feel the air but over time it will lose air. But if the soapy water shows no evidence of air escaping then leave it alone.
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 18:56

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 18:56
Shane and Moose
Pumped the tyre up to 45 and dunked the affected section in the pool -no bubbles.
Thanks for the info.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:38

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 22:38
Instead if dirtying the pool, you can get a 500ml spray bottle, add a squirt of diswashing liquid to the water, and spray over the tyre - any leak will form a heap of bubbles.
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