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Slime?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Talk' started by Rivethead, Jan 6, 2016.

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  1. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Catchy thead title, eh? Just kidding. I am actually inquiring about a product called Slime that is supposed to seal punctured tires. It is reported to seal punctures up to ¼ inch. If it works as stated, I could see applying it to my rigs tires as this is an all too common problem here.

    Anyone used this stuff and, if so, do you know if it works? Thanks much. :)

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  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I have wanted to try that so many times. I change my mind every time.

    I notice now they no have one that is safe for TPMS. It says it is for repair only. It wouldn't be a bad thing for me to have with me while off road.

    I have had people say that they used it years ago and said it worked. I haven't talked to anyone lately about it. What are you thinking of using it in?

    Here is the link for anyone that hasn't heard of it before. http://slime.com/

    James
     
  3. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Thanks for the notes and thoughts. I am thinking of adding it to my F150's tires. In addition to the regular road junk, there is a lot of logging, etc. in this area that leaves behind small objects that like to puncture tires. Having had a tire punctured during a really nasty winter not too long ago, I'm thinking maybe some proactive measures isn't a bad idea.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Flats anytime suck but in the winter it can really be a pain. I read a review from a guy that said his froze in his tires and ruined them. But if a product doesn't have a bad review, it doesn't have many units sold. I spent the last half hour searching about it's use in cold weather. They don't mention it in the FAQ's at all on their site unless I missed it.

    One guy tested it in an atv tire with a 1" gash in the sidewall. So it was 4 times bigger then they it will work on. It is also not in the tread area which is where it is designed to work. They say it won't do sidewalls. His was done on a cold winter day and he used the atv. Said it worked well. A guy with a pedal bike said it worked great in his front tire. His back tire had issues. This was in low temps and he said it wouldn't seal for him. Found way more good reviews than bad.

    Some say that it does firm up a bit in the cold but will go back to normal with the friction in the tire after it starts to turn.

    One issue I have is that they say it should be replaced in 2 years. They said most tires need to be replaced by then anyway. But I normally get around 4 years out of tires. For that reason I might not use it in a brand new tire.

    For your driving conditions it might be a worth while investment. That is as long as it does work in low temperatures.

    I can't believe I haven't tired it yet in all these years. I do normally have tire plugs and have repaired it myself in a parking lot more than once before.

    James
     
  5. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Are you going to give Slime a try?

    James
     
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