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I snagged one of these kits up last night. Tire sealant and air pump.



Since I'm removing my junk spare tire and carrier, I wanted something more compact that could slip in the rear compartment. Easy find.

I've used some sort of slime stuff years ago and it did what we needed it to do. Anyone else use this before?

Here's a link to the product review section too:
http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/corvette-reviews/showproduct.php?product=222
 

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your tire man will hate you if you ever use it. And you will hate yourself if you have to clean it off the inside of the wheel..:laughing:
 

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haha....

Well back in the day when I worked in a tire shop I got paid by the hour and would rather change 50 tires than one with fix a flat in it.
 

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I use it in my tractors and mowers, I have sealed up to a 1/4" hole with it. But it does make a mess, cleans up with water. Not recommended for use with pressure sensors.
 

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I call gimmick
How's that? Same concept as a tire plug, just more so as an emergency need and easy for the "average car driver" to use.

Same kind of kit GM supplied on the C5 Z06s since they didn't have a spare.

I've used generic tire sealant before and it worked good enough to get me somewhere safe. Sure held air much better than that darn nail did.

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Can you still do a repair to the tire after using that stuff? I've run into problems getting a tire repaired after using the other products.
 

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slime's a little different than fix-a-flat too. it doesn't foam, it guts slung to the tread when the tire spins so that not a whole lot gets on the rim itself. :thumbsup:
 

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slime's a little different than fix-a-flat too. it doesn't foam, it guts slung to the tread when the tire spins so that not a whole lot gets on the rim itself. :thumbsup:
I agree there....still messy though. The stuff works I believe that. The military has similar stuff. As for fixing a tire that has had it in it....it all depends on the patience of the tire tech working on it. Most will just buff through the stuff put a patch on and put the tire back on balance. Problem is without cleaning out the remnants of the tire "fix-a-flat" (or slime) the stuff causes it to take a little more weight to balance out. down the road some of the stuff will harden and dislodge causing that wonderful sound of something bouncing around in the tire.

The tire place you carry it to is ALWAYS going to want you to buy a new tire and they will tell you it is not safe to patch...blah blah. Ive never seen a problem on a patched Z rated tire (not to say it doesnt happen). But, in the end if you will just tell them to fix it most of the time the tire tech will take extra time because corvette tires are cool.

On Vettes most of us are safe...I always was a little more careful with specialty tires because that person wanted something different therefore he/she is a man of my own heart and is probably picky as hell just like me... And lets face it its a little more difficult to mess with a 37" mud tire or a 313/30/18 than it is a puny 195/55/14 off of joe schmos geo metro.

BTW...not that any are that interested but take a guess what the wheel tire combo on the blue truck in my avatar weighs...........(37x12.50x15 TSL Bogger) .........................................126lbs!!!! The Z06 tires are fun to play with after that.
 

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I've used it many times in our equipment at work, great product. Why are you removing the spare? The look and weight reduction?
 

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Mine is the same way.... Total disaster with filth and what-not. One thing I worry about with the slime kits is a blow out. I guess it's not that common of an occurence on a paved-road car, but I always think about that.
 

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Mine is the same way.... Total disaster with filth and what-not. One thing I worry about with the slime kits is a blow out. I guess it's not that common of an occurence on a paved-road car, but I always think about that.
Cell phone.

If its a dire emergency, you could always attempt to drive on the rim. Sure you'd trash the rim, but if its an emergency would you care?
 
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