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I filled up my bathtub and found out that I have a sidewall crack in my tire. (Apparently, the guy who sold me the unit on craigslist pumped up the flat tire and sold it to me like this.)

It's 2 very small holes (cracks?). After pumping up the tire, it takes about a day for the tire to go flat again so the holes are small. Would it be possible to use silicone adhesive? Would it hold?

I guess I can get a tire patch kit but I wanted to know if this cheaper solution would work.
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You could use a tube or that green slime stuff as well. If it is cracked from dry rot a normal patch won't do too much good as another spot will likely crack.


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This is perfect. Thanks!

Going to go get some. I was about to re-tube it but the slime seems the better way to go.


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You could use a tube or that green slime stuff as well. If it is cracked from dry rot a normal patch won't do too much good as another spot will likely crack.

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id just go get a $10 tube and be done with it. if the goop doesnt fix it, and you end up putting a tube in anyway......you could be in for one messy job.
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+1 get a tube and be done with it.
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Hate that you said that! The slime seems so easy and retubing seems so hard. =(

Thanks for the advice though. I'll have to think about this one.

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id just go get a $10 tube and be done with it. if the goop doesnt fix it, and you end up putting a tube in anyway......you could be in for one messy job.
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The green slime is suppose to be water soluble and easy to wash out. Though to clean it well you will most likely need to completely disassemble the wheel vs just breaking the bead on 1 side.

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id just go get a $10 tube and be done with it. if the goop doesnt fix it, and you end up putting a tube in anyway......you could be in for one messy job.
I agree. You should check to see if Carlisle makes Snow hog tires that will fit on your rims. They are much better than the turf tires found on the older machines.
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I agree. You should check to see if Carlisle makes Snow hog tires that will fit on your rims. They are much better than the turf tires found on the older machines.
Or check to see if Xtrac tires are available to match your snowblower tire size, which will be even better.
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i have to admit, i used slime on my toro 1232 rear tires on my lawn tractor and they have held their are for a little over a year now, but those only had minor cracking in the tread, not large sidewall cracks like your describing. i would just do it right and throw in some tubes. i have a feeling im going to regret using slime when i do finally have to put tubes in anyways, because i know slimes not going to work forever
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