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    Plugging/patching a tire

    Got a large puncture last weekend. I loaded it up with plugs. It held air for most of the week and then it was gone. Took it to a tire shop and they don't want to do anything with it. Is it shot or can I save it? For what it's worth, there are 5 plugs in it in this picture.



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    remove plugs, install a good patch on the inside. I had plugs stay in for years not loosing air. Have a buddy who had a nickel sized hole in a skat paddle who plugged it with 7 plugs and it held air all season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megadesertdiesel View Post
    remove plugs, install a good patch on the inside. I had plugs stay in for years not loosing air. Have a buddy who had a nickel sized hole in a skat paddle who plugged it with 7 plugs and it held air all season.
    Any good patch recommendations? Or a good how-to since the tire shop won't touch it. Or maybe I can just have them mount and unmount it and do the patch myself.

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    I would patch it and run it see how it holds up before replacing it? Worse case use it as a spare....

    When you put plugs in cut some of the excess plug sticking out down to about a 3/8 to 1/2" they will hold up better!

    Use a radial patch there designed to flex more then bias tire patches
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBjammin View Post
    I would patch it and run it see how it holds up before replacing it? Worse case use it as a spare....

    When you put plugs in cut some of the excess plug sticking out down to about a 3/8 to 1/2" they will hold up better!
    Will do. I haven't run it since plugging it. That's why they were still like that. Other than moving it to the other side of the garage.

    Using it as a spare was a consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzy View Post
    Any good patch recommendations? Or a good how-to since the tire shop won't touch it. Or maybe I can just have them mount and unmount it and do the patch myself.

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    youtube then amazon to order and ALWAYS do it yourself!!! eff relying on others to do something to your standards. Most of the time they suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megadesertdiesel View Post
    youtube then amazon to order and ALWAYS do it yourself!!! eff relying on others to do something to your standards. Most of the time they suck.
    MAN...that is SO freakin TRUE...I am forcing myself to learn stuff on this X3 because of the third party incompetency...at least in my area.

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    Place some tire glue on the plugs, get a lighter and light them up so they can melt and form a better bond. You’ll be good to go!!


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    That location should be ok with plugs. Sidewalks are an issue.


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    Geez, go to a different tire shop. Installing a patch is simple and should just take a few minutes. Probably have better luck going to the small mexican used tire shop than a big name brand place that is busy selling new tires to people.
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