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Tire Repair Plug Kit

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by DieselDennis, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. DieselDennis

    DieselDennis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Somehow got a pretty decent sized pin hole in the rear tire of my garden tractor today. Thought that it was an excellent excuse to go up to the auto parts store and buy one of those tire plug kits. I get there (Autozone) and all they have was a kit by Slime. Not exactly what I was looking for.

    Nothing against the slime products, but I'm more familiar with a plug that you had to pull the plastic strips off of the side. And the plug wasn't as rough. But I can't for the life of me think of it. And an internet search doesn't show any other tire repair kits. Does anyone know the name of the kind I'm thinking about?

    And has anyone used the Slime products? I'm sure they work fine, but I'd rather stick with something I'm used to.
  2. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    BEST tire plug kit on the market IMO !!!


    I've been using these for over 30 yrs.... No glues/burning or anything, It's the compound of the seal that makes them so good. The reamer is not needed on lawn & garden/ATV/UTV tires, Just insert the plug then twist the T-handle a couple rounds then pull it out. Trim the end of the plug leaving about 1/8" sticking out.
  4. Remosid

    Remosid LawnSite Member
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  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I've plugged a lot of tires over the years. Both mower tires and trailer tires. I've been using the slime plugs for the last few years. They come in the strips, just like the ones pictured in the red case above. However, I'm unsure how reliable they really are anymore... I find that even with the rubber cement (recommended for them) they eventually start to leak after half a year or so. Perhaps a different brand would work better... I can also say that the reamer I have is not sufficient for steel belted radials. Can't hardly drive the plugger in after even reaming the heck out of the hole.

    I may look into a new kit!

    I also use Slime sealent in mower tires. But it too I'm finding is not lasting more than a year or so, and leaky tires begin to leak again.
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

  7. vaughnslawns

    vaughnslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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