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Old 21st February 2009, 19:21   #1
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Recently the front left stock tubeless tyre of my Swift Zxi got punctured. On inspection, I found a long nail and that had damaged the sidewall too.

I didn't want to buy a new tyre now. So, although risky, I decided to repair this tyre and keep it as the spare one.

That is the time I came to know about General New Tyre (GNT) in J.C. Road, Bangalore. They have a workshop well equipped with machineries for all kinds of tyre repair. They fixed my tyre in 1 hour, scooped out some rubber around the puncture area and then refilled it and got that area of the tyre back in shape. Btw, Is this called hot rubber patching?

I thought of sharing this info incase anyone finds it useful.

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Rajatmakar you own this place ?? Lot of effort there just to share info
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Rajatmakar you own this place ?? Lot of effort there just to share info
I wish I owned it Anyday better than managing Telecom Projects.

Actually I stay at Marathahalli and couldn't find a single place nearby who can fix the tyre. So, ultimately had to go to JC Road.
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It is not possible, or feasible, to repair a sidewall. I would say you are risking your life everytime you drive your car. But maybe a pic will help us understand better. What say?
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Old 22nd February 2009, 13:06   #5
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It is not possible, or feasible, to repair a sidewall.
Rightly said viper. The continuous 'flexing' of the sidewall on each rotation will ensure that anything that has been applied onto the sidewall will over time come undone. And the faster you go,the faster this cycle of flexes would be. I would suggest fellow members to avoid sidewall repairs altogether. Better be safe than sorry
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It is not possible, or feasible, to repair a sidewall. I would say you are risking your life everytime you drive your car. But maybe a pic will help us understand better. What say?
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Rightly said viper.... Better be safe than sorry
Posting a pic will take some time. I still use film cameras.

I understand the risk assosiated. I am not using this repaired tyre now. It will only be used in rare cases when I have a flat and that too in slow speed till the nearest puncture repair shop.
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It happened with me also, Nail went in from bottom of tubeless tyre and came out of Sidewall, Goodyear experts says they cannot repair it to be used as tubeless, So they have placed a 6" rubber patch inside, centred at sidewall and glued it with some standard tyre glue. Then placed a tube inside it. This punctured tyre has just covered 5000 km (only 0.5 mm of rubber is used out of 6mm rubber on contact surface), but now it will function only as spare for me.

Wasawa: Let me know if this is a correct way to repair it. I am using it strictly as spare?
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@shabahmad --- It is not advisable to use it all. But you can use it in an emergency if you wish. Personally, I would rather replace the tyre as you never know when it is going to give way.
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Even I feel using tyres with side walls repaired is very risky.
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