Slime, when you really need to Bug Out

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by HK_User, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Three Insider Tips for Using Slime Tire Sealant
    October 9th, 2018

    We Slime a lot of tires here at work (I’m not kidding --- it’s a LOT of tires). And after nearly 30 years of installing Slime sealant into every type of tire you can imagine, we have picked up a few tricks. Here are three of our insider tips to help you get the most out of your Slime experience:

    Insider Tip #1: Slime One, Slime All

    You would be surprised how many times we hear this sad story from race teams, riders and job site crews: “We would have won the last race/made the podium/got the job done on time/made it home on time, but we did not have Slime tire sealant in all of our tires. Of course, the one tire without Slime got the flat.”

    Don’t just Slime the one tire that is causing you problems. If you are installing Slime into one, take a few extra moments and Slime them all! The tire inflator is already out and you are already in the grove. Trust us, you will save yourself so much headache if you protect all your tires in the same sitting.

    Insider Tip #2: Eliminate the Guesswork


    OK, we understand that sometimes you can’t do all your tires at once. The parent who finds a flat when they are just about to take the kiddos out on a bike ride is likely going to just pop-in a new tube and head out, rather than make the impatient bundles of joy wait around for the new tube to get Slime’d.

    But if you aren’t going to Slime them all, please do yourself a favor and mark the tires that do have Slime. We like putting green valve caps on the protected Slime tires so we know the good from the bad. Or you can use a white paint pen to mark the tires made safe with Slime.

    It sure beats trying to guess which one of the tires you Slime’d on your ATV three weeks ago, or even worse, double Slime-ing a tire after pulling seasonal equipment (like a riding lawnmower) out of storage!

    Insider Tip #3: Clean as a Baby's Bottom


    Slime is water soluble, which makes clean up easy. And while damp rags will certainly wipe up any errant Slime that made it onto your garage floor or around the valve stem of your tire, we have discovered that baby wipes are even better.

    Simply wipe the inside and outside of your valve stem with those disposable little sheets, re-insert your valve core and you are ready to air up! Or use them for a quick swipe of your garage floor, then into the trash can they go. Simple, easy clean up.

    These insider tips may not seem fancy, but we have seen them work time and again. Take it from the experts, you will thank us later if you use these small tricks when using Slime tire sealant.
  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    And most important, inform the folks you take your tires to...nothing like popping a slimed tire off the rim and having that nasty crap all over your legs for several hours.
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup, and if you use the Butane Powered sealant let that be known because it can blow up.
  4. BenP

    BenP Monkey++

    My truck, tractor, and lawn mower tires are full of it.
  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I slimed the tires on my riding lawn mower, They have now outlasted the mowing deck (04) J.Deere
  6. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    I use Ultraseal bulletproof grade...supposed to seal up to .50 diameter holes...

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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    I use it and it works, particularly on my Alaska Bush Wheels. I get punctures now and then, mostly from sharp rocks, and the slime works, better then mousse, as I'm constantly changing pressure!
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I was told years ago that slime will ruin or shorten the life of your tire. Cannot recall who told me but they said once it is used to get you to safety, the tire will need to be replaced. True or false?
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  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey


    Slime is approved by DOT.
    And it does not damage tire pressure sensors as they are electronic in nature.
    Old Timers continue to spread all kinds of rumors.
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  10. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Partially false - some (as in a few) tpms sensors have small ports that can get clogged leading to erroneous readings. But I've seen more die from old age or abuse (running on a flat tire until it shredded) than any leakstop.
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  11. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    False. I've used Slime for many years from wheelbarrows to my big trucks. Haul oil patch loads in Mesquite country and you use gallons per truck. that's cheap compared to service calls to locations time after time. And replacing tires at 4/5 hunnert bucks a pop from running flat eats profit up pretty quick! Never replaced a tire of any kind from using it. Retired now and still keep a gallon in the shop for pick up/tractor/mower.
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  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I use slime on my stuff too and kept gallon handy .
    let me make something clear , when times get tough nefarious people will use any means to make a living including spreading nails on the road. If you are vulnerable to this sabotage ,being unprepared you only have your self to blame if the problem escalates .
    I taught my kids to install plugs and fix flats , it is a part of owning a car. anything .
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