Tube Sealant & Slime self sealing tubes

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Tube Sealant & Slime self sealing tubes

Postby desertguns » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Thought folks might find this interesting. I don't run anything tubeless but I've tried various tube sealants as everything in the desert wants to cut or poke you & your tires. No, that's not lush ferns in a hidden valley. It's what the popular green slime, sold at most department stores, looks like after about 14 months in a 26" mountain tube. OrangeSeal does about the same thing. Stans balled up & got gummy in only a few months. I suppose the last two were worse because they need to be periodically maintained or changed in a tubeless application. And they all make a tire unbalanced as soon as they begin to thicken. I even used the fix flat inflator can for bikes which worked reasonable well. I quit using sealant & carry a pump & patches if I'm off the property. Pretty easy repair task on a 29er or fat tires. Still use Slime in the wife's trike tires.

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Re: Tube Sealant & Slime self sealing tubes

Postby Tomcat65 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:55 pm

That does NOT look very delicious
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