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    slime blockage

    hey, i put slime in my bike tires a few months back, but for some reason, the slime backed up and blocked up my valve so i cant put air in my tires. how can i fix this?
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    Take slime tube out, throw it away. Put regular tube in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Take slime tube out, throw it away. Put regular tube in.
    2. Don't put slime in again!
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    You could probably swap the valve core from an old tube.

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    i used the slime cap to take out the core and that sucked out the slime
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    Sometimes little shreds of rubber in Slime get into the valve in strange ways that keep them from sealing or from allowing air in. I would guess your tubes have Schrader rather than Presta valves. When I have had these problems I introduce a few drops of water into the valve and work it back and forth. That usually clears the blockage. On Schrader valves I remove the core and use a Q-tip to swab the upper part of the stem.

    I have had a love-hate relationship with Slime. After learning to use a few drops of water to clear the valve area, it has been mostly a "love" relationship. We have more than our share of goat's head thorns where I live. Tire liners stopped most, but not all of the goat's heads. But, they also destroyed several tires and tubes. I have removed them and am depending on Slime alone. I would advise not to give up on Slime yet.
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