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    Slime or tube?

    I caught a screw in the back tire of my MCUT 10-16.5. Didn't notice it was flat and ran on it for awhile. Not really sure how long. Anyhow, I buggered up the tire seal and it's got a slow leak. I did get the screw out and the plug is holding good, but I'm bubbling just a little around the rim and it goes from 25# to flat in about 3 days. As long as I remember to check the tire I'm ok to run it, but it's popped off the rim a few times now and I'm getting tired of jacking it up and airing the tire up. I know a tube will fix my issue, but also a tube with a hole will lose air just as fast. I figured I would just put some slime in there and be done with it, but will the slime seal the rim or will it just stay on the perimeter of the tire?

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    Tube, IMO.
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    Slime should work. I’ve used more than one plug to fix holes in tires. You could try putting another plug in.
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    The screw hole is sealed good. The issue is air leaking around the rim.
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    Don't matter either way

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnf View Post
    I caught a screw in the back tire of my MCUT 10-16.5. Didn't notice it was flat and ran on it for awhile. Not really sure how long. Anyhow, I buggered up the tire seal and it's got a slow leak. I did get the screw out and the plug is holding good, but I'm bubbling just a little around the rim and it goes from 25# to flat in about 3 days. As long as I remember to check the tire I'm ok to run it, but it's popped off the rim a few times now and I'm getting tired of jacking it up and airing the tire up. I know a tube will fix my issue, but also a tube with a hole will lose air just as fast. I figured I would just put some slime in there and be done with it, but will the slime seal the rim or will it just stay on the perimeter of the tire?
    I bought my tractor with slime in the tires, all 4 and the n took it to have new tires the store about didn't work on it till I explained I had no idea it was filled with slime. I came to a quick decision not to use slime, MY THOUGHTS ONLY but it is messy and a lot of tire stores do not like dealing with it. MY Opinion only, Have at it either way, Ido tubes, $12 and don't deal with the questions and discontent from tire stores,

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    Not sure what brand of "hydro-seal" was used on the 420 I had, but it eat holes in the rims over time. I'll stick to tubes!

    Also, it would probably take a large quantity to seal the bead!
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    Why not a new tire?

    Just had an issue with one of my front tires - just got a new pair as I don’t want to continuously mess with it.
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    If you want to risk it not working after spending time AND if you want to risk making a horrid mess that you will regret at some point in the future: slime. If you just want to fix it once permanently (or at least until you put another hole in the tire) a tube.

    There is no downside to a tube.

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    Bead sealer works, so does seal and peel caulk. Tire stores aren't overly offended by bead sealer. A tube is still the better answer.
    Last edited by MDrew; 04-13-2018 at 07:52 PM.
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