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Tire question ....

Before I go out and by a tube for the little pneumatic tubeless SnowHogs on my recently acquired Bolens 21 inch machine, I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck/success with putting in the green bottle stuff, Slime, on a tire that is weeping/leaking through the side wall (i.e. checking from age).
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Before I go out and by a tube for the little pneumatic tubeless SnowHogs on my recently acquired Bolens 21 inch machine, I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck/success with putting in the green bottle stuff, Slime, on a tire that is weeping/leaking through the side wall (i.e. checking from age).
I have Slimed the trailer tires for my catamaran and they still leak a bit at the rims, but the sidewall/tread areas appear to be solid. Over-inflate the tires by about 50% and turn them every-which-way for about 1/2 hour and bounce them off the garage floor to get the Slime everywhere on the rubber inside.
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I use it on ALL my small tires and most work well, only ones I’ve had issues with was badly dry rotted but I’ve actually removed a ripped tube, put in a stem and sealed the bead, added slime and the tire is still holding air, Sister in law now has that blower and she has never added air and was still good when I prepped it for winter.

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Yeah, there SnowHogs, good tread, very small, 9x3.50-4 ,( i.e. 4.10-4 ) Ö. Those are the pup tires Ö

I'm going to try Slime before I take them off the rims Ö If I have to dis-mount them, I am just going to get a pair of new ones, as a pair new is only 35.88 w/ free shipping on Amazon.

I have always been curious about that Slime stuff anyways Ö.
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Hi oneacer

If you go the Slime route, please give us an update!
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If you go the Slime route, please give us an update!
If he can. Hope he doesn't get eaten by the slime beast from the black lagoon.
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If you tube those tires instead you'll get more mileage out of them. Dry rot will quit working with slime and can be very messy when you go the new route afterwards. Tube 'em and the tire won't lose anymore air.
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I've changed about 1000 motorcycle tires and a couple of snowblower tires. The problem I've seen with SLIME after it's left in a wheel for a extended period of time is it creates a lot of rust inside the wheel, on aluminum wheels it corrodes them. Think about, your putting something wet inside the wheel, I don't know if it freezes or not. My advice, at $36 for a new pair, would be to replace the tires and not have to worry about them when the winter storms hit.
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I mtn bike, have been a tubeless fanboy for decades.
Both the green Slime & Stan's NoTubes works. If not then you're not using enough. Trust me, the stuff will seal.

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I don't have luck with slime if it is a sidewall leak...I would tube it.
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