[punchure repair in a tin]

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Hi guys
I was out today, yes they let me out every now and again. I was going to buy
the repair a tyre in a tin and was advised not to because it rots the tyre.
I just thought it would be handy rather than taking the wheel from under.
Have any of you any thoughts on this or experience of using the tins
thanks
Johnc
92HDJ 1HDT Ireland
 
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John,
Rather than use the tins carry a commercial plugging kit.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Hey There Clive
I have thought of that but then you need a compressor to inflate the tyre. I
was thinking of a quick fix untill a garage appears in the distant yonder.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Iireland
 
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I was going to buy the repair a tyre in a tin and was advised not to
because it rots the tyre.
Have any of you any thoughts on this or experience of using the tins....
G'day John,
I always carried a tin when travelling in outback Australia and used it with
no ill affects on any tyre.
Be aware though if you use these on a large tyre it will only partially
inflate and will need to be topped up at the nearest services.
Might be a good idea to buy yourself a cheap compressor, cheap insurance!
Cheers,
Dennis Pomery
Livingston Village, Scotland.
1988 FJ75, LHD Import
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<snip>
| I was out today, yes they let me out every now and again. I was going to buy
| the repair a tyre in a tin and was advised not to because it rots the tyre.
| I just thought it would be handy rather than taking the wheel from under.
| Have any of you any thoughts on this or experience of using the tins
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I've used the green (unpressurised) stuff called "Linseal" for years with excellent results and no ill-effects. It's supposedly for agricultural / domestic / trailers only, and therefore tends to be found in places like farm stores, but works a treat in any tyre. I wouldn't use it long term for "proper" punctures (eg nails) but for slow leaks it is brilliant.
Downside is obviously that you have to blow up the tyre, but I carry a footpump anyway. (I admit that an LC tyre would take a bit of blowing up by foot, but I could use the exercise!)
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
 
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Pete
I've thought about using Linseal, or the OKO equivalent as a puncture 'preventative' but have always been a bit concerned about its effect on wheel balance.

Linseal is made by OKO, so it must be the same stuff
Does anyone use it in this way? Any ill effects?

Not that I've noticed. We used it in a VW Golf many years back, and latterly in my old VW Camper - both to stop annoying slow punctures, so we didn't use a full container. Both were sold several years later with it still in the tyres.

I've read elsewhere that if you squirt enough in it can affect wheel balance - but I wouldn't have thought this would affect a wheel + tyre the size of a Landcruiser's. Or if you did have to squirt in that much it would be because the hole was so big that the tyre was knackered anyway.

CB
 
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