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    Automive Slime vs. Cycling Slime

    I'm finding its getting harder to find bicycle Slime. The automotive shops have plenty. Is there any difference in the composition of the Slime intended for automobile tires or is it just a different size container for the larger volume?

    If there is a difference, what are the differences in attributes and composition of the automoitve Slime vs. cycling Slime?

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    It's the same stuff. Buy the auto parts store variety and use it, you'll be just fine.

    I bought a couple of bottles last year from either Performance or Nashbar, don't know if it's still in their online catalogs.

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    Be careful! The stuff for tubless car tires is not the same as the stuff for tubes. Make sure you get the stuff for tubes, and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Be careful! The stuff for tubless car tires is not the same as the stuff for tubes. Make sure you get the stuff for tubes, and you'll be fine.
    What is the difference between the tubless Slime vs. Slime for tubes for bikes?

    Is the automotive tubless Slime different than the bike tubless Slime?

    Is the tubeless Slime for cars different than tube Slime for cars?

    I had my suspicions there might be propylene glycol to fiber ratio differences for a low pressure high volume automotive tire vs a low volume high pressure bicycle tire.

    Is there a ratio difference also for tube vs. tubless? -or another ingredient in the tubless?
    or Both?

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    Are we talking about tire repair? Or self-sealing tube stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awc380 View Post
    Are we talking about tire repair? Or self-sealing tube stuff?
    Self sealing tubes.


    Why-is the tubeless stuff intended for repair like Fix a Flat?

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    Forget the slime tubes seriously. All it does is make a mess when you change the flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Forget the slime tubes seriously. All it does is make a mess when you change the flat.
    Propylene glychol is so water soluble it's trivial to rinse off. I had two flats tonight on non-slimed tubes in addition to one 9 days ago. Changing a tube is multitudes more trouble than cleaning Slime-particularly since most of the time it stays in the tube leaves no mess.

    Or did you use the tubless and are you saying the trouble you had was due to tubless not comprising a propylene glychol base as raised by waldowales red flag?

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    Since noone could tell about the merrits/compatibility/optimization of the automotive tubeless Slime in bike tires, I got some and put some in three tires so far. Went with an intermediate 24 oz bottle rather than getting a gallon given the experimental nature of the cross application.

    If it fails or if I get a major self repair puncture-I'll report back.

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