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Tire dry rot and crack repair???

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 06:12 AM

Haven't found any 5" tubes yet. New tires are only about $12 plus shipping. Plus I don't want to bend the rims trying to put tubes in. These old tires are super stiff.



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Posted September 24, 2011 - 06:39 AM

You can wear latex gloves. Would help keep it off of your hands. It is worse then oil based paint to try and get it off of your hands. Forget about trying to get it out of your clothing.

I forgot to mention, use rubbing alcohol to clean the area where you plan on applying the urethane. It makes for a clean and better bond.




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Posted September 26, 2011 - 03:39 PM

Ive had great luck with flat spotted cracked tires sitting flat for years that wont hold air

soak them down 2 or 3 times with armour all type stuff let the stuff seep down into the cracks
it swells the old rubber and mostly fixes the air leaks
but the cracks are still very visible

id try the silicone thing but i like to remember the tires im using are succepable to ripping apart