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Old 10-04-07, 07:34 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-04-07, 08:30 AM   #2
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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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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.

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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.
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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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