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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:35 PM

I've used that green slime tire sealant to fix several slow leakers on my GTs.

Are there any long term negative effects on the rubber or the rim?

Does it freeze in cold temps?

 


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#2 Jack OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:47 PM

I really cant say much about the Green Slime sealant but I can tell you that fix a flat sealant will positively ruin a tire.  It turns the rubber into goo.  I think the stuff will freeze too.  It is also very nasty to deal with when replacing the tire.  I would never use it.

 

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I thought I should add that I am talking about car tires  I have never had to deal with it in small tractor tires...


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 10:49 PM

I've gone through a couple of gallons of the stuff. I break the bead of the tire, pump it in, reinflate the tire, and then roll it around to coat the inside of the tire. The only problem I've had was when some got into the valve stem. I've been very happy with it. Rick

 

I had problems with fix a flat too but realized that it is a last chance emergency fix.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Slime is very good on rubber: I've used it in one of my tractors with no problems for years.  It seems to hold up fairly well long term, especially in areas where the tire can get punctured by thorns or the like.

 

However, if you ever decide to replace the tire or drop in a tube, you will just love the stuff.  Been there, done that.

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:46 AM

I have heard that repair shops don't like the stuff, I had one of my tires on an older tractor repaired thinking they would plug it which would have been fine with me for all the damage done was a thorn into the tire. Well they used slime but when I picked up the tire-what do you do.

 

 

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Been using it for a few years and no issues. I don't like to use it, but when the little guy's gokart tires keep picking up nails it gets sicking trying to plug/patch all the holes. The tires on it don't hold forever, but can get a couple of weeks out of them before adding air.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I've been using laundry liquid starch for about a year and half now in the tires on my LT. Been holding up really well and it's only $3.00 for a 64 oz bottle! It actually fixed a bad valve stem on my wheel barrow, you could hear ari blowing out where stem was crack at wheel, sealed it right up had held air for almost 2 yrs now.

We just bought a bottle of Slime for the church tractor, man $28 for a gallon, ouch! We have a lot of stickers/tree limbs so hopefully this will help this summer.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Changed a three wheeler tire this week end...... Had about half a gallon in it. Needless to say it was a non pleasant surprise when 

I broke the bead. I did manage to save most of it.


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 09:02 AM

i used fix a flat in my panzer front tire because it always go flat.  havnt had an issue with it yet


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 03:32 PM

I broke down the front tires on my 682 and found some red colored leak stop. I've done some internet searches and not been able to find out what it is.

 

I scooped it out and put it in my rear tires and found out that it stains your hands. Also when you try to wipe it off it leaves fibers stuck to your hands, looks like of like cotten fibers. The rims were in fine shape, no rust and cleaned up pretty easy.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:33 PM

We used to use some stuff like that in the tires on our lime spreaders. Worked real good as I recall but did make a mess.

I remember one time a guy was airing up one of the rears next to a pole building and he heard some funny noises so he walked to the front of the truck and the rear tire blew. Made quite a mess all over the pole building.

Off hand I don't recall who made it but I may still have a bucket of it around I'll look tomorrow


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 11:11 PM

If you get the chance, take a look to see what it is. Thanks!


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 11:22 AM

http://www.lowes.com...oductId=3606500

 

found the red tire stuff!


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 03:12 PM

I have used Green slime and found it to be very good. When I finally decided to take it out and tube my tires it was no big deal to wash it out of the tire and tube it. Green slime is water soulable.


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Posted March 15, 2013 - 07:14 PM

I finally found where I stashed the can and it was made by Texas Refinery but that's all of the label I can read.


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