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Old 07-06-2013, 08:19 AM
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Can you repair a sidewall pin hole leak on a mower?

Just like the title says. if so, what should i do? patch it, plug it, ? i need to get it fixed asap
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:30 AM
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Yeah you can. Patch is best
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:36 AM
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I'd try one of the sealants that goes inside the tire.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:37 AM
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If the tire is dry rotted put a tube, otherwise a patch is best
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. should i just get any ole thing from walmart or do yall reccomend any other good patch brands?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:45 AM
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If the tire is dry rotted put a tube, otherwise a patch is best
The tire has basically full tread life. its a 2009 grandstand with like... 50 hours. i have a small pin hole in the inside sidewall
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:46 AM
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put a tube in it
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:49 AM
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Get the brown colored plugs, there more gummy and seal better that the black ones.
I've plugged many side walls on mowers with good results.
It okay on a mower, never on a car or truck.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:59 AM
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Guess I'd try a plug first.
But if it doesn't hold, here is an idea.

It takes some practice and experience but if you really want to do it right patch it from the inside...
If you take the wheel to an auto tire shop they can do it but cost is around $25...

Still way cheaper than a new tire, and those inside patches HOLD.
I think they can even do it for car and truck tires.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:27 AM
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If you plug the side wall you will likely need a tube later on. I know a patch is a lot of work but you wil have better odds it works over the life of the tire.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...090_0361177213
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