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Old 04-01-2006, 04:24 PM
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Tire slime..does it really work?

Does the green tire slime really work? I've seen it, and would like to use it in my wheelbarrow tires to keep from getting flats all the time. Has anyone else used slime? Will it really stop the tire from leaking if there's a slow leak?

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Old 04-01-2006, 04:45 PM
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we have used it and it seams to be fine. Do a search on this because it has been talked about before.
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Old 04-01-2006, 04:49 PM
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Some tire shops will fill the tire with foam. Never another flat.
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I slime tires all the time, Works for me, Infact I just brought a bottle home today to slime a couple of my own.
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:34 PM
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I was told it would ruin the rim if you use it, supposedly puts too much goop on the rim and it isn't usable when you need to put a new tire on.
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No my mechanic will charge 35.00 extra if they dont tell him about fix a flat and he gets it on his clothes it wont come out
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:44 PM
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There's a reason a tire goes flat, find the reason and fix it correctly and you won't have to slime a tire.

I think the slime and fix a flat are great for an emergency but not as a permanent fix
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:08 PM
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No my mechanic will charge 35.00 extra if they dont tell him about fix a flat and he gets it on his clothes it wont come out
There is a difference between Fix a flat and Slime......

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I was told it would ruin the rim if you use it, supposedly puts too much goop on the rim and it isn't usable when you need to put a new tire on.
Here's what they say about rims ; http://www.slime.com/customercare/viewfaq.php?id=16&q=

Around here many yards are loaded with sand spirs and the tires are also, Slime is the only answer.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:30 PM
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Thanks guys, I think I'll try it. Does anyone know if Home Depot carries Slime? If now, I'll get it from my dealer.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:22 PM
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ive come across a few tires where im gueeing the slime wasnt applied correctly, and trying to dismount the tire, and clean up the rim was a nightmare. but used correctly it works great. ive only used it in small tires, wheelbarrows, lawn tractors and such..even a thorn will go through those. foam filling adds tremendous amounts of weight. do that on a skidsteer and you'll likely break stub axles. ive done it on some trenchers if there wasnt room for more weights.
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