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Tyre Sealant

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30 Dec 2018 16:00 #199718 by NelsonB
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Hi everyone!

Does anybody have experience with tyre sealants, like the Air-Seal? Did it work properly with low pressure, like 10 psi (sand tracks)? Did not clog the tyre valve?

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30 Dec 2018 18:44 - 30 Dec 2018 18:48 #199733 by Scimike
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No experience directly of AirSeal products, but I have used Slime and Stans in my job as a cycle mech. The tyre sealants I use both act to reduce punctures in that if the tyre or tube is damaged the sealant solution is forced out by tyre pressure at which point they congeal sealing the air leak. The slime product can contain larger leaks due to fibrous material within the solution, Stans is more liquid (like milk).
That is the only similarity, after this both products have different functions.

Stans being very liquid is used to seal tubeless bike tyres onto the tubeless rim. This allows the rider to run the tyres at reduced pressure off road, but it is important to note that the tyre and rim are both designed for tubeless application. As such the tyre is held tight on the rim and will not easily break the bead at low pressures or indeed with no air in it.

Slime is used in tubed tyres (cycle) and some automotive tubeless applications. It is used to seal the leak of a puncture in a correctly inflated tyre. In these cases the tyre is not held tight on the rim and at low pressures the tyre could "roll off the rim".

So within the cycling world we only run reduced pressure with rims / tyres designed for tubeless operation with Stans (or similar).

I guess this is no help at all, but it keeps the thread at the top for longer.

Oh and yes the can clog up the valve, but you can reduce this by only inflating the tyre with the valve between 9 and 3 o'clock. Inflation with the valve at the bottom of the tyre will blow the solution through the valve as you connect the pump.
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30 Dec 2018 23:10 #199743 by Busta
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We use a product called Oko in agricultural tyres. It's great for getting a bit of extra life out of tyres that are riddled with punctures, but on higher speed applications like car tyres it can cause wheel balance issues, which I imagine would be quite exaggerated on a Jimny. I certainly wouldn't put it in a tyre unless I had a puncture I couldn't fix.
Never had any problems with it clogging the valve. Obviously you remove the valve core to put it in the tyre, but once it's in there you can inflate and deflate as normal. I can't see any problems using it at 10psi, but then I can't see any benefit either unless, like I say, you are having problems with lots of punctures. But I run BFGoodrich tyres and punctures are very very rare.

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31 Dec 2018 00:07 #199744 by Jimx5
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I've had a 'stop-n-go' kit in the boot of my other car for possibly 5 years now and used it only once on my sons Celica.

Whether it would work on A/T tyres i couldn't say but on ordinary road tyres it does the job.

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31 Dec 2018 01:34 #199746 by NelsonB
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I run BFG ATs, but I am starting to have punctures, with fence nails. Some times we have then near beaches, when use very low tyre pressures.....afraid the gel could leak by the rim side.....

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31 Dec 2018 08:56 #199753 by Scimike
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For punctures with nails a Slime type product would help but in a tyre with low pressure its function will be reduced.

www.slime.com/uk/products/lawn-garden/sealants/tire-sealant.php
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31 Dec 2018 09:23 #199757 by Busta
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NelsonB wrote: I run BFG ATs, but I am starting to have punctures, with fence nails. Some times we have then near beaches, when use very low tyre pressures.....afraid the gel could leak by the rim side.....


If you're not having problems with air leaking out of the rim now I don't see how tyre slime would leak there. It normally only works in the tread area anyway, as there is not enough in the tyre to reach up the sidewalls.
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31 Dec 2018 11:23 #199769 by jackonlyjack
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I'm no expert but wouldn't you benefit better with inner tubes for low tyre pressure

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31 Dec 2018 14:36 #199781 by NelsonB
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tks jakonlyjack, low tyre pressure is not the motif, just one circunstance where my tyres usually fnd nails.....

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31 Dec 2018 19:39 - 31 Dec 2018 19:40 #199794 by Daniel30
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I have found these good in the past probably used about four times on various vehicles, but I'm guessing your looking for a self seal repair?

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