caliban at sharon.net
Wed Jan 21 18:40:20 EST 2004
At 3:35 PM -0600 1/21/04, Greg Galinsky wrote:
>Exactly where on the tire is this small hole? If on the sidewall I
>think that there may be too much flex for a patch to stay properly
sidewall, just a few mm away from the tread. so, near the edge.
>On HD off road equipment tires they can vulcanize a new section into
>the sidewall; but they are designed to do that. Passenger car
>radials have more flex in the sidewalls.
the guy at the gas station said they are too thin in the sidewall.
>Never under any circumstances do a plug in a sidewall; not even good
>in a tread. Maybe in an emergency. The patches that I use and that
>are common need about a 1/4" to 3/8" hole to be inserted. If not
>that large they need to be drilled out to that size. The inside of
>the tire is then buffed and ruber cement applied. The patch is like
>a circular patch with an integral rubber plug at the center. With
>the right tools then the tip of the plug is then pulled thru to the
>outside. The base of the patch has a sticky surface that adheres to
>the rubber cement. The inside of the patch is then rolled over with
>a small knurled roller to make sure that it is in full contact with
>the rubber cement. The excess end of the plug that sticks out is
>then cut flush.
my BMW came with a plug kid. never had to use it, as it's kind of
a bitch to break the bead without any practice. and to reset it!
thanks for alll your info, your experience is appreciated too!
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