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Old 04-06-2014, 01:06 AM
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Tonight I plugged a hole in my lovely bride's tire. (another drywall screw - scientifically designed to jump up and impale tires as they drive by).

I used my trusty rusty can of Monkey Grip 8062 rubber cement and tire plugs.

It's significant that I've done several dozen successful patches this way, saving me many hours of taking the vehicle in to the shop. Usually, I don't even have to jack up the vehicle.

But the real reason for this post is to just let y'all know that my can of cement is down to about 1/3 and I've been carrying the same can around for well over 10 years - maybe closer to 15. It has been opened dozens of times. I always screw the lid down with my water pump pliers to make sure it's tight. It sits in my truck tool box in temperature extremes beyond 120 down to the low teens. It seems that most glues tend to solidify after the lid has been opened but this stuff continues to remain stable.

Therefore, I feel pretty comfortable in adding a can, with plugs, to my "long term" storage, along with other hardware and such that I stockpile.
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Thanks for the heads up on this product!
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Thank you Indeed.....
I had another one plugged for $18 it used to cost only $5
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As I think about it, I should have mentioned that if you're looking for tire plug kits DO NOT skimp on the quality of the tools. The reamer in particular has to be extremely sturdy because today's steel belts are often tough to get through.

If the tools have a screwdriver style handle then forget it. They won't come close to doing the job.

Also. . . for tire plugs always get the nasty, hairy kind that looks like a caterpillar. The smooth ones never worked well for me.

Here's an example tire plug kit but they're available at just about any auto supply.
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Thanks for the info Randal....
Yes... Rubber tires will automatically attract objects you would never suspect to find in a roadway....

The tire plugs you linked to look a lot like beef jerky.....
I presume they are a rubber product ??
What kind of cure time do you use when you do an on wheel, on car repair ???

Please see thread in tractor section and post info if you have any...

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The tire plugs you linked to look a lot like beef jerky.....
I presume they are a rubber product ??
What kind of cure time do you use when you do an on wheel, on car repair ???

Please see thread in tractor section and post info if you have any...
RE Jerkey: It's some sort of rubber product with embedded fibers.

RE: Cure time -- It's instant. For example -- With a little practice I've been able to start with a low tire, say about 20 psi, ream the hole then push in the plug and still have enough air to be able to roll the vehicle to the air compressor. As I mentioned, I usually don't even have to jack up the vehicle.

RE: Filled tire repair: I don't know how much the moisture will affect the cement. Next time you get a leak, roll the tire to where the leak is on top then give it a try. The worst thing that could happen is that you still have to break down the tire. NOTE: Making an attempt to plug the leak will create a much larger leak if the plug doesn't work. Be prepared to break down the tire if the plug doesn't work.
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