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    Mojo Philomath Dave K's Avatar
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    Question Can this tire be patched?

    A piece of glass or something ripped through my tire and flatted tube the other day. Now the tube is protruding slightly through the small cut. Seems like the inside of the tire could be patched with something? These are expensive tires ($65) and only a couple months old, so I hate to waste it if I don't have to. I'll get antother tire for racing (which I seldom do) but seems like I could patch it somehow if I could figure out what to use and how to make it stick to the inside casing.
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    Lightbulb Try.....

    ......using a automotive tire plug. It has a flat rounded surface with a nipple (looks like a large rubber tack) that gets pulled through the inside of the tire. You have to hold in place for quite a while (+30 minutes). Pick a set up at Pep Boys. About $5.

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    Try one of those park tire boots. I'm not quite sure though if those are just for temporary get home fixes or long haul fixes.
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    tire plug, tire boots, either way.

    the tear looks pretty small so it shouldn't be a big deal. after you get teh boot on, make sure to preiodically check the tear and make sure it isn't ripping open further.

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    Thanks! I went by a shop and they put a piece of rim tape covered by electrical tape on inside. No charge. I'll get something more substantial if that doesn't hold. I'll be on the lookout for one of those "tire boots".
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    those boots look like huge ass patches for tubes.

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    Ass patches!!!??? My Ass don' need no stinkin' patches!!
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    Don't forget the solution to all sorts of mechanical problems, slap a piece of duct tape in there Dave!!!

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