Tyre weld, green slime, or puncture-safe?

Tyre weld, green slime, or puncture-safe?

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havoc

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26,556 posts

206 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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Which would you choose, and why?

Also, any recommended brands of tyre-weld if that's the suggestion?

Thanks,

Martin.

(Please, no "use a spare wheel" suggestions - it's not a viable option unfortunately)

freecar

4,249 posts

158 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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I've used holtz tre weld twice now. Once on a motorbike tyre (held for the last 500 miles of tyres life on track up to 150) and once on a low profile 18" alloy wheel 265/35/18.

Both only required the can to get me going again (although I hear that it is politic to carry a 12v compressor to top up) and the 18" was repaired (only after I wiped all the tyreweld out!)


Haven't used the others so can't comment.

lost in espace

5,452 posts

178 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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This is preventative slime you are talking about? Threw my balancing right off, never again!

john_p

7,073 posts

221 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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lost in espace said:
This is preventative slime you are talking about? Threw my balancing right off, never again!
+1

remember that tyre weld etc make the tyre unrepairable. Big unnecessary cost if it's a simple puncture in a 'safe' area.

neil-f

1,643 posts

178 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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Martin the Ferrari comes with a large can of punture repair stuff( by Agip IIRC) to date I have been fortunate enough not to need it.
I have used Holts tyre weld on my Tractor and it has stayed inflated nearly 2 years now it was easy to use. My mate used Holts on his motorbike and ran around for a couple of weeks before getting sworn at by the tyre fitter when he went for a new tyre!

havoc

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26,556 posts

206 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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Thanks guys.

Differing opinions about whether tyre-weld makes the tyre unrepairable or not - that's what I've read everywhere, which is frustrating.


Slime - not 100% sure - there's the stuff which is branded slime which I thought was after-the-event puncture-repair, and then there's the "puncture-safe" stuff which acts as a preventative internal self-sealing membrane.

Dr.Doofenshmirtz

13,046 posts

171 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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john_p said:
remember that tyre weld etc make the tyre unrepairable. Big unnecessary cost if it's a simple puncture in a 'safe' area.
Sorry but that is not the case at all.
I have used Holtz Tyre Weld four times now...three times on my motorcycle, and once on the car.

In a nut shell - Tyre Weld WORKS, and is the best solution to go for. I have covered over 3000 miles with Tyre Weld in a motorcycle tyre with no problems at all.
The product simply washes off with water leaving no damage what so ever.
Anyone who tells you Tyre Weld makes it difficult to change the tyre afterwards is talking rubbish...same goes for any subsequent repair.

I fit my own motorcycle tyres and have never had any issues...other than having to wash the product off the rim etc.

paulsm

410 posts

194 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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Dr.Doofenshmirtz said:
john_p said:
remember that tyre weld etc make the tyre unrepairable. Big unnecessary cost if it's a simple puncture in a 'safe' area.
Sorry but that is not the case at all.
I have used Holtz Tyre Weld four times now...three times on my motorcycle, and once on the car.

In a nut shell - Tyre Weld WORKS, and is the best solution to go for. I have covered over 3000 miles with Tyre Weld in a motorcycle tyre with no problems at all.
The product simply washes off with water leaving no damage what so ever.
Anyone who tells you Tyre Weld makes it difficult to change the tyre afterwards is talking rubbish...same goes for any subsequent repair.

I fit my own motorcycle tyres and have never had any issues...other than having to wash the product off the rim etc.
It says on the Can that it can be rinsed out.

I have a Porsche with the gunk and compressor, but was told the gunk costs £50!! So have bought Tyre Weld instead. Presume it does the same job, just at a fraction of the price.

freecar

4,249 posts

158 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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paulsm said:
Dr.Doofenshmirtz said:
john_p said:
remember that tyre weld etc make the tyre unrepairable. Big unnecessary cost if it's a simple puncture in a 'safe' area.
Sorry but that is not the case at all.
I have used Holtz Tyre Weld four times now...three times on my motorcycle, and once on the car.

In a nut shell - Tyre Weld WORKS, and is the best solution to go for. I have covered over 3000 miles with Tyre Weld in a motorcycle tyre with no problems at all.
The product simply washes off with water leaving no damage what so ever.
Anyone who tells you Tyre Weld makes it difficult to change the tyre afterwards is talking rubbish...same goes for any subsequent repair.

I fit my own motorcycle tyres and have never had any issues...other than having to wash the product off the rim etc.
It says on the Can that it can be rinsed out.

I have a Porsche with the gunk and compressor, but was told the gunk costs £50!! So have bought Tyre Weld instead. Presume it does the same job, just at a fraction of the price.
agreed, I'm afraid that john-p is categorically wrong.

However, if you go to a tyre place they'll tell you anything to try to get you to fit a new tyre (more profit for them) they told me that tyreweld gives you cancer! I just asked them for a rag and wiped it out myself while laughing at their poor attempt at getting a new tyre out of me! There was no way I was going to get a new tyre, the tyre was only 250 miles old and the set were all "fullrun" ditch finders, now way did I want one grippy tyre on there!

dylan0451

1,040 posts

162 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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just bought 2x 400ml tyre weld from halfords

should have been £13.49 each - £26.98 yikes

in store they're doing buy one get one free

online, you can reserve and collect 2 for £5.00 !!!

still got a space saver in the boot, but i think i'd rather trust tyre weld than a 21 year old tyre


Edited by dylan0451 on Tuesday 16th February 15:43

john_p

7,073 posts

221 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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Hmm maybe tyre-weld is different to the BMW stuff that comes in the puncture repair kits on M3s etc ? Seems to be general consensus that *that* stuff ruins the tyre somehow. Happy to be proved wrong, however smile

havoc

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26,556 posts

206 months

Tuesday 16th February 2010
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dylan0451 said:
just bought 2x 400ml tyre weld from halfords

should have been £13.49 each - £26.98 yikes

in store they're doing buy one get one free

online, you can reserve and collect 2 for £5.00 !!!

still got a space saver in the boot, but i think i'd rather trust tyre weld than a 21 year old tyre
yes

Just reserved mine on the back of comments on here (thanks Neil and others!). I did notice that not many branches had any of this 2-for-£5 offer left, so might be worth checking quickly if you want it...