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Which Tire Repair Kit? #4442747
06/27/17 11:23 AM
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In addition to a properly inflated spare, Viair compressor, etc., I'm looking for a tire repair kit to put in all of my vehicles.

I've seen plugs, mushrooms, you name it. What type of tire repair kit would you recommend for plugging holes in the tread area? Any other tools such as needle-nose pliers that would make the job easier?

Thanks.

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442771
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Any basic kit should do. You'll need to provide pliers.

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442780
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You'll need:
1. The T-handle rasp to bore out the steel plies so they don't catch on the plug.
2. The T-handle plug inserter.
3. The plugs.
4. Pliers to remove the foreign object.
5. Optionally they sell a vulcanizing agent which is like rubber cement in a little can with an applicator. I like to put this all over the hole, on the plug and insert it in. Once it's all done and I cut the tail ends of the plug off, I put the vulcanizing agent all over the plug too. The VA also acts like a lubricant to make it easier to push and pull on the plug.

You probably won't find any other style of tire kit. The plug ones are most common and very cheap and always got the job done for me.


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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442792
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I'm not a fan of plugs, they can get you to a repair shop but I've never had a plug that did not fully leak over night.

They make these 2 part patches for tires. It's a little more work and probably can't be done on the side of the road but basically it's used on the inside of the tire. You clean the hole area then you place the first patch on it and role over it with the needle tool. It releases the adhesive on the inside of the first path. You then put the second patch on and use the tool again and it fuses the patches into the tire.

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442793
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BlindBaby Offline OP
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Any thoughts on the Dynaplug ?

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442804
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The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.


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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442859
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Get a quality kit with the red plugs. Mine cost about $30. I have put many thousands of miles on my plugs and never had one leak yet.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/281907908784

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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442877
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+1 Fattylocks. I used to live in Lamont IL when I worked at Argonne Labs. Ed


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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4442963
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Originally Posted By: BlindBaby
In addition to a properly inflated spare, Viair compressor, etc., I'm looking for a tire repair kit to put in all of my vehicles.

I've seen plugs, mushrooms, you name it. What type of tire repair kit would you recommend for plugging holes in the tread area? Any other tools such as needle-nose pliers that would make the job easier?

Thanks.


No better substitute.

https://www.amazon.com/ARB-10000010-Orange-Speedy-Repair/dp/B004P91FCO

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: Fattylocks] #4442967
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Originally Posted By: Fattylocks
The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.


Walmart does a good job with flat repairs. They put a plug in that melds right into the tread. This happened shortly after I bought the tires and that was 60k miles ago with no issues.

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4443037
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I use this Safety Seal kit. Dozens of repairs on mine and friend's tires without a problem. Looks similar to the ARB kit suggested by SKVenture which is probably also a good kit.

Safety Seal

Last edited by Langanobob; 06/27/17 05:11 PM.
Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4443051
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Originally Posted By: BlindBaby
Any thoughts on the Dynaplug ?


I am looking at one myself, I like the idea of not rasping the hole out much bigger than a small nail, basically it doesn't seem to do any more damage than already done. Even if a temp fix it wont make more of a mess so the proper patch plug patch can be used. This one is SS is on my list.

http://www.dynaplug.com/pro_xtreme.html


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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: Fattylocks] #4443057
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Originally Posted By: Fattylocks
The kits that Walmart sells work out fine. Get the better one with the T-handle tools. If you need anything extra a pliers might be good to have to pull out the offending object and straight edge razor blade comes in handy to trim the plug flush with the tire.
this

Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: BlindBaby] #4443109
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The ones that Walmart will normally work but I have broken the T-Handle then it becomes a real pain to work with. Fortunately I was at work and able to use a drill to ream out the hole. I do like the looks of the Dynaplug which require no reaming to create more damage. nice design but I have not used them. Never had any issues with the standard plugs but definitely prefer the long stringy type over the round rubber ones that resemble a valve stem.


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Re: Which Tire Repair Kit? [Re: 3800Series] #4443280
06/27/17 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: 3800Series
I'm not a fan of plugs, they can get you to a repair shop but I've never had a plug that did not fully leak over night.


You're doing something wrong.

I have one had plugged tire leak for every 80-90 that don't leak, not even the tiniest bit.

Maybe don't ream the hole so much?


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