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Old 05-03-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone ever used this tire goop to temorarily fix flats?

I read an article in motorcyclist magazine.
It seems way better than one of those temporary patch kits. I was thinking of pulling the trigger.

It would probably hold until I had enough time to go to the shop....but it would totally suck for Patrick or someone else to fix this flat and have a bunch of glue-goop ooze everywhere

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my buddy that works at discount tire said that is realy bad to put in ur tire i dnt know if it was just a pain in the for them or they cant repair the tire
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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i used the green slime for a couple days to get to a shop... no complaints from the shop
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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my buddy that works at discount tire said that is realy bad to put in ur tire i dnt know if it was just a pain in the for them or they cant repair the tire
Probably just a pain for the technician....I don't think they would make a tire product that would actually harm your tire.

It would probably be more courteous to inform the shop before they take the tire off the rim.
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Don't use it if at all possible. Even a temp patch is better.

The goo stuff actually creates a chemical reaction with your tire's inner carcass to seal "the wound". If left in for an extended period of time, it could damage your tire at the point of repair.

Also, if you put enough of that stuff in, you will throw your tires off balance.

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i used the green slime for a couple days to get to a shop... no complaints from the shop
I used to use that green slime you can buy at walmart on my bicycle lol

but that white goop doesnt look good for the tire
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White goop doesn't look good, but green slime does?
How is that justified?
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:04 PM   #8
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I wouldn't trust a patch or goop. Put it in the truck and drive over. Two wheeled rides with patches, plugs, or goop just sounds dangerous.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:12 PM   #9
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I had a flat in BFE and had to use Fix-A-Flat. It didn't work very well, started slining all over the back of my bike.
Finally limped into a place that had a plug kit and that got the leak stopped.

As far as tire goop, patches and plugs go, it depends on the damage to the tire and how chicken you are.
I have patched and plugged many tires with no problems, I don't even know anybody that had issues. That said, you have to judge how bad the damage is and decide for yourself.
I have a hard time believing that any product sold to seal a flat tire would actually damage a tire but, I have seen RIMS that were corroded by tire goop.
Patch, plug or replace unless you MUST resort to goop, then keep your fingers crossed.
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Tell you what, the plug takes less then 5 min to install and I've plugged maybe 5 tires that way and they've all lasted the LIFE if the tire. All sportsbikes and nothing bad ever happened.

5dollar kit from Walmart too.
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Quit being lazy, just stick your finger in the hole until you get to the shop.
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