Tyre Sealants

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 11:17
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I'm seem to have slow leak in one of tyres. I've heard of a sealant product that you can add that will plug small leaks and punctures. ????

Can someone direct to a retailer in Brisbane that might stock this type of thing.

Dave
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 11:25

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 11:25
Jack,

Any auto outlet should stock this, or try motorbike place. There are a couple of different brands, try Super Cheap.

If the tyre is a tubeless, put some soapy water around the valve stem, the slow leak sounds like that. We had to do one recently, and it was the stem. Leaked so slowly that you could do a 5 hour return trip to town, and only lose 1-2 psi. Remove old stem, and put in a newy.

Hooroo...

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Reply By: BJ42turbo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:28

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:28
The only experiance i have had with this sort of product was when i was a into two wheel off roading and i wished i had saved my money. Better off taking it to a tyre place to fix probably cost about the same..........Dazz
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:33

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:33
Jack,
If you can it's better to get the leak fixed properly, if you put that goo inside the tyre after a while or in a hot environment the goo will slump inside the tyre and cause imbalance. The sealant is like last resort in my opinion, when you are stuck somewhere. If you have time to get it fixed properly I think it would be wise to do so. The sealants are good and reliable, a good back stop but they have their place. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 23:09

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 23:09
Jack,
Sorry I thought you meant that spraycan stuff that you inject through the tyre valve, I agree with all the other posts, I have a plug kit I bought from ARB, I would never be without it. Mates used load of them and they've always be successful, good invention. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Michael - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 16:14

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 16:14
Jack, ARB sell a plug kit for that sort of thing, I'm not entirely sure but i dont think the process is legal in most States in OZ. Its $110 and has about 30 sticky wick looking things(the plugs), works a treat, ive used mine about 4 times, its basically paid itself off now. It can also be used in multiple plugs for bigger holes and you can plug holes without removing the wheel and you can pump it up and drive off, no waiting. Cant think of the name of it. Hope this helps regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 16:16

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 16:16
Jack, if you buy the above, dont buy the Supa cheap or similar kit, They dont work well, they are very poor quality. Michael
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 18:02

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 18:02
I agree with Michael, we got a flat in the Pilbarra, plugged it and drove another 15000kms (including GRR) before any signs of the leak returning, then got the hole fixed properly when we got home.
My current 'lux has 3 plugs in a hole, and hasn't leaked for around 10000k's. My kit came with an R&R beadbreaker, but I have bought replacement wicks from 4X4 outlets...don't go the cheapies
Cheers
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Follow Up By: bob - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 19:22

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 19:22
ARB and Opposite lock both sell the 'Safety Seal' brand of tyre plugs
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 22:25

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 22:25
Michael,
I have had 6 plugs in a single side wall hole on the Canning and drove 2000k before I could have it repaired properly. I will not use a spare in the bush until I have to.
PS. 'Safety Seal' is the only brand to use unless you want a spike through your hand. Most 4 WD tyres are blood tough to push the spike through.

Big John
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Reply By: enzo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 18:48

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 18:48
Hi
They don't sell these "plugs" for tubeless tyres here in the UK - can anyone give me a brand name of the recomended product to research/buy?
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:14

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:14
Try
http://www.arb.com.au/
or
http://www.4wdmegastores.com.au
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Follow Up By: enzo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:27

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:27
Hi
I tried the ARB site and they don't mention them but I'll try the http://www.4wdmegastores.com.au link asap. Thanks.

Enzo - Bundubasher
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Follow Up By: mrdesmo - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 21:13

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 21:13
Hi again,
They don't really have nuch on their net site, but they do sell the kits. Perhaps try ordering the catalogue, or emailing them, same goes for the 4x4megastore site.
***LATE NEWS*** Try this instead, its all the tyre repair stuff you can poke a stick at! I got one, its a gem...wouldn't travel without it.
http://www.randrbeadbreaker.com/page11.html
Cheers
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Reply By: Nick G - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 22:58

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 22:58
enzo The kit I have is a German brand Rema Tip Top. In my opion its the best kit avalable.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 08:27

Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 08:27
It has to be stressed that these plugs, while being excellent for emergency use, are not suitable as permanent repairs. As soon as you can you should have the tyre repaired. The plugs have saved us countless wheel changes, and have kept us going when we have run out of spare wheels.
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