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americanlawn
08-04-2008, 05:10 PM
What is your favorite product to repair or prevent slow leaks in mower tires, ride-on spreader tires, etc? Thanks, rscvp.:usflag::canadaflag:

South Florida Lawns
08-04-2008, 05:13 PM
I just use fix a flat. The stuff in a can. Although someone told me it rusts out steel wheels. Oh well.

grass_cuttin_fool
08-04-2008, 05:53 PM
Slime works great for me

wayne

Big C
08-04-2008, 07:08 PM
I just use fix a flat. The stuff in a can. Although someone told me it rusts out steel wheels. Oh well.

Yeah...if ypu leave it in the tire...I think fix-a-flat is to be used for temp. purposes until you can get your tire patched or plugged.

tlb9596
08-04-2008, 07:14 PM
Slime is OK. We use a propylene glycol based slime that doesn't rust the wheels out like the ethylene glycol stuff does (Slime brand). It's good stuff. You also don't have to grind off the tire where the patch goes. It cleans off easily. Can only be had around here right now though. It's called Power Sports Puncture Seal. There may be other propylene slimes out there though, and that's what I'd recommend using.

mngrassguy
08-04-2008, 07:15 PM
I try to avoid Slime when possible but it works GREAT in a pinch.

tlb9596
08-04-2008, 07:48 PM
I try to avoid Slime when possible but it works GREAT in a pinch.

Yeah, it should only be used until you can get the tire patched. Slime is just a bandaid.

DoetschOutdoor
08-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Yea, I just keep a plug set on me at all times and never had an issue. That slime crap makes a mess and I would never take a tire full of that crap to my tire guy.

traman
08-04-2008, 08:47 PM
i use this ,works great. can be purchased at tractor supply co
http://www.berrymanproducts.com/Default.aspx?tabid=145

STIHL GUY
08-04-2008, 08:57 PM
ive heard that when using fix a flat you need to be traveling at leats 45 mph for it to activate and work properly so it may not work the best in mowers

jaybird24
08-04-2008, 08:57 PM
We use Ultraseal bulletproof grade and never had a hole it won't fix. We get it from Gemplers.com- commercial grade will handle 1/4" punctures and bulletproof 1/2". It was developed for the miltary to take bullets, weather it works for that or not I don't know, but it handles 16 penny nails with ease.

MnDLawn
08-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Slime is great, but, I it is so sticky when you dismount the tire.:rolleyes:

Charles
08-05-2008, 05:32 PM
I usually use the camel color stuff for tubes and tubeless. They were out of that, so I tried Walmart Simone whatever for tubes and that sucked. So then I tried Green Slime for tubes. Just a little bottle for a big tractor tire. Worked great so far

Ooomwizard
08-05-2008, 07:39 PM
Slime before the puncture occurs. Saves the day many many times.

Changing the tire? Do it in the sink.