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is Green Slime the best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by americanlawn, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    What is your favorite product to repair or prevent slow leaks in mower tires, ride-on spreader tires, etc? Thanks, rscvp.:usflag::canadaflag:
     
  2. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I just use fix a flat. The stuff in a can. Although someone told me it rusts out steel wheels. Oh well.
     
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Slime works great for me

    wayne
     
  4. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    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.
     
  5. tlb9596

    tlb9596 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    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.
     
  6. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,167

    I try to avoid Slime when possible but it works GREAT in a pinch.
     
  7. tlb9596

    tlb9596 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

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

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    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.
     
  9. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

  10. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    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
     

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