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Old 01-05-2010, 06:03 PM
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You know the stuff... it's green, you put it in your tire for those impossible-to-fix leaks.

Well... I thought, "What kind of fool uses or even buys this stuff, if you're going to do it, do it right. Remove the tire from wheel and put a proper patch."

Let me say. I had a nail hole that wouldn't cooperate with just about any form of patching (or plugging). These were tires on a Honda Element (wife's) with only 30K on them.

I went to everywhere and go the "I'll sell you four new tires" BS.

Finally I stumble over to Autozone (on the advice of my brother in law) and buy a 32 ounce bottle of the green slime. I put 17 ounces in that tire. Thinking, well, there goes the balance... now I'll HAVE to buy a new tire... at least I tried.

Really?

We're on our 4 month with this stuff in the tire. PSI is holding great. ZERO vibration or shake.

Begs to ask... what the heck is this stuff?

Anyone use it? I'll admit it, I'm embarrassed to say I used it, but it really works!!
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we used to carry this stuff when we were on motorcycle rides as an emergency backup along with a plug kit. the stuff really works, but good luck finding a tire shop that wants to work on your wheel after he hears you put this stuff in.

I guess emergencies are a good application for the stuff.
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Wait till you try and get the tire from the rim... Don't tell 'em.

My New Holland 4835 tractor has all 4 tires filled with a similar product. I've been done fixing leaks in those tires for years now.

I'm not sure I'd put it in a highway application use but glad to hear that it worked.
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Some of those products also eat away at the rubber on the inside of the tire, rust steel wheels and corrode aluminum wheels! Also what I've heard tell is, once the emergency is over, pop the tire from the wheel and clean everything and patch the tire properly.
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I was trying to relate Slime Tire Sealant and Sea Hunt boats but I couldn't think of anything this morning.


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we used to carry this stuff when we were on motorcycle rides as an emergency backup along with a plug kit. the stuff really works, but good luck finding a tire shop that wants to work on your wheel after he hears you put this stuff in.

I guess emergencies are a good application for the stuff.
Funny you posted that. I got a flat on the front tire of my scoot last spring, someone gave me a can and I made it about 14 miles to a friends house. It wasn't this brand however. Then next day it was flat again, pulled the wheel and took it to the shop for repair. I replaced the tire, but before he touched it, he warned me it will cost me at least an hours labor just to clean the wheel up (and he did). I spent another solid hour before I put it back on cleaning it off the spokes and the rest of the bike.
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ill have to try out this green slime next time i get a flat which is usalll about once a week in the chit boxes i drive as work trucks..most of my tires now are foamed filled with fix-a-flat goin on two years now..lol..cant wait for my tire guy to change them out when there steal belt finally wears next
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I have not used it on tubeless tires but bought the inner tubes that are pre treated for wheel barrows, mowers, etc and have enjoyed not having to fix flats every weekend before doing yard work.
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Lot of guys put it in ATV tires but the stuff is a PITA when changing tires but do not change tires that much on atv(mine is 10 yrs old and second set of tires and when these wear out the atv will be done).

Would not use it for auto tires at all
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Not sure what brand it was, but back in the day i put this stuff in a VW van tire on the way across the country. Worked great. A little while later that tire blew out going down the road. To say it made a mess was an understatement. Still makes me laugh thinking about it. chris
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I keep a can in the truck for emergency trailer tire repairs. The trailer tires are pretty much throw aways anyway.
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Alright enough of the how great it works. Had the thick glass from a beer bottle cut a tire on front of my tractor, fixed it with 2-3 plugs. A month or 2 later it started leaking and I coulding get it to seal so I put this magic green sh!t in it. Big mistake, some great lubricant hear as the plugs along with older plugs just popped out. The builder on the job I was working on pulls in and looks over with a big fat grin on his face. He had put this magic stuff in his skid loader tires(all 4) as they all had slow leaks. Well when he pulls into a gravel pile all 4 rims spin as the tire are glued to the ground. Both he and I ended up with new tires. END OF STORY.
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I run it in all my dirtbike tires as a preventative.
Way cheaper than "tire balls"

I believe it's bits of fiberglass suspended in a semi latex solution.

Some mountain bike tubes I've bought recently have some in there already....

Don't think slime is nearly as bad as basic fix a flat though.
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Alright enough of the how great it works. Had the thick glass from a beer bottle cut a tire on front of my tractor, fixed it with 2-3 plugs. A month or 2 later it started leaking and I coulding get it to seal so I put this magic green sh!t in it. Big mistake, some great lubricant hear as the plugs along with older plugs just popped out. The builder on the job I was working on pulls in and looks over with a big fat grin on his face. He had put this magic stuff in his skid loader tires(all 4) as they all had slow leaks. Well when he pulls into a gravel pile all 4 rims spin as the tire are glued to the ground. Both he and I ended up with new tires. END OF STORY.
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Speaking of messes, I also had incident with my old Tahoe which had the Uniroyal NailGuard tires on it. They work! I ran over a sheet of plywood that had nails every 6" or so on 16" centers, if I hadn't seen it (which was too late) I never would have known to this day. Months later, I was doing a Fl to NJ run, pulling the boat up 95 and hit something on the road big enough to put 3/8" + hole in one of the same tires, on the rear of the truck. It tried, but didn't fill that hole! I had some of the sealant on everything as far back as the fenders of the trailer. When the guy took the tire off the rim we could see where it did work on like 4 other nail holes from the piece of plywood. I would buy those tires again
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It is no good for highway tires. Useful only for emergencies and in power equipment. If you put it in your automobile tire, no tire balancing machine will be able to balance it. Many tire shops charge extra when they have to clean up the mess after a tire with this stuff in it is dismounted. I used it one time...never again.
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Alright enough of the how great it works. Had the thick glass from a beer bottle cut a tire on front of my tractor, fixed it with 2-3 plugs. A month or 2 later it started leaking and I coulding get it to seal so I put this magic green sh!t in it. Big mistake, some great lubricant hear as the plugs along with older plugs just popped out. The builder on the job I was working on pulls in and looks over with a big fat grin on his face. He had put this magic stuff in his skid loader tires(all 4) as they all had slow leaks. Well when he pulls into a gravel pile all 4 rims spin as the tire are glued to the ground. Both he and I ended up with new tires. END OF STORY.
a) Do you work for Goodyear or BF?
b) you don't plug a cut!!!! So if either is correct for (a) above, quit.

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The first year I owned my cargo trailer I replaced 2 tires and plugged each of the 4 at least twice. I've been using Green Slime for 4 years now and have not put 1 plug in any of the tires since then. GREAT STUFF!
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I have sold slime and slime tubes since it came out about 10 years ago and its great stuff but I would never put it in a car or motorcycle accept in emergency because as said by another poster you will never get your tire balenced. I had the correct amount in a mountian bike and at about 20 mph the whole bike would start shaking but its great for beach crusers, lawn mowers and stuff like that.
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