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    Tire cut repair question

    I've searched this forum and Sheldon Brown's site and I'm probably not searching using the right terms but I can't seem to locate any information on repairing small cuts and divots in relatively new tires. Long ago I used something called "plastic rubber" that I can't find any more. I was wondering what types of glues and sealers have been found to work. For example, I have a tube of black RTV that looks like it would do the job. I'd appreciate any tips or links you might care to post. Thanks.

    -soma5

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    I have been very successful at repairs using Dow Corning 3145 RTV on Michelin Pro Race 2 tires. These have been relatively small surface cuts that do not penetrate the tire carcass.

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    On mtb tires I've shredded knobs off of, a shoe repair product called Shoe Goo has worked for me. I just gobbed it on the torn area, and while it doesn't last forever, I've had it stay on a few months before having to re-apply it. Available at some shoe stores, in the section where they sell polishes, cleaners, etc-

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
    I've searched this forum and Sheldon Brown's site and I'm probably not searching using the right terms but I can't seem to locate any information on repairing small cuts and divots in relatively new tires. Long ago I used something called "plastic rubber" that I can't find any more. I was wondering what types of glues and sealers have been found to work. For example, I have a tube of black RTV that looks like it would do the job. I'd appreciate any tips or links you might care to post. Thanks.

    -soma5
    I have used a product calle "shoe goo", which seems to work well. The object is to place a barrier there in case something else should find the same tire opening, it won't find your inner tube. Of course if the hole is large enough to be of a concern, replace the tire. Better safe than sorry.

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    Get Krazy glue, the stretchy one. Fill your cuts up when tire is not fully inflated and let it rest in the down position.

    Tire looks like new.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Stuff called GOOP, similar to shoe goo also works nicely as a general purpose
    glue for fabric/leather/rubber type stuff and would make an excellent crack
    fill. Easy to find in hardware areas of stores.

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