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Old 23rd May 2008, 13:18   #1
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Default An inflator that seals flat tyre!

saw this in ebay
eBay India: QUICK FIX TYRE INFLATOR, ABRO U.S.A (item 110253459041 end time 23-May-2008 19:09:07 IST)

it says "Seals & Inflates most flat tyres within one minute."

has anyone tried anything like this?
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Old 23rd May 2008, 14:35   #2
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The sealing part I understand - looks like a standard tubeless tyre kit. Not sure how it inflates the tyre.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 14:59   #3
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the sealant in it is pressurised. thus on pressing the knob it works like any aerosol can and thus inflates tyre.
Motul and GULF have this too. costing around 325-350 used it once in an emergency (rohtang pass) worked fine. BUT after usuage of this the tube cannot be repaired. But i guess in case of tubed tyres not many other options.
What i highly recommend is "SLIME", it lasts long and is preventive rather then post disaster(puncture) action.
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Can we have more details on this - "SLIME"?

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What i highly recommend is "SLIME", it lasts long and is preventive rather then post disaster(puncture) action.
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Old 24th May 2008, 12:08   #5
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Check this link : Slime Tube and Tire Sealant
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Old 24th May 2008, 19:51   #6
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@yes thats the tyre sealant which can be used on tubeless/tubed tyres. it costs 900/- for a big bottle which fills in 4 car tyres.

This is the tyre inflator Slime 40001 Power Sport Tire Inflator

We bought it from N1- mumbai -
Speedworks(chennai ? ) has it too Slime compact flat tire repair and inflation system

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saw this in ebay
eBay India: QUICK FIX TYRE INFLATOR, ABRO U.S.A (item 110253459041 end time 23-May-2008 19:09:07 IST)

it says "Seals & Inflates most flat tyres within one minute."

has anyone tried anything like this?
I bought a similar can from Halfords in UK and it was mentioned that it's only for tubeless tyres.
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I have ordered slime. Will fill it in once I get the tires changed.
I understand there will be some vibrations issue above 100-110kmph, but since my cruising speed is usually around 90kmph, the peace of mind for leh trip will be well worth it!
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the peace of mind for leh trip will be well worth it!
IMHO, new tyres & air compressor & tubeless puncture repair kit are peace of mind enough.....I would not knowingly go for something that will cause vibrations at high speeds.
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I would not knowingly go for something that will cause vibrations at high speeds.
Would recommend that this is not done especially for high speed runs. But, I think for trecharous terrain it is well worth it.
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I took feedback from sideways who uses this in his cars. Only around 105-110 band there are slight vibrations, other than that no issues at all.
I once tried to repair a tubless puncture. Its definitely not as easy as it looks!
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have even heard to the contrary. The stuff distributes itself out and after a little distance, say 15 km or so acts as a balancer!
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Thanks will find out and try it. Knew about the product but have not tried it yet. I think I can still put it even though tires are not new.
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Can this Slime thing used on normal tyres as well? I mean Bridgestone S322 tyres as I do a lot of highway driving and always fear of my tyre getting punctured?
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Slime can be used on all tubeless tires.
Steps to follow
1. Balance tire
2. Remove valve
3. Put in Slime
4. Put in valve, and re-inflate
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