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Slime In Your Tires.

Ive seen that some people put slime in there tires for a little added protection against small leaks, so i was thinking of putting some in my tires as well. So, how much should i put in each tire ?.

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Look into the Highlifter brand tire "slime" it seems to be a better product and does not need to be replaced/removed after 2 years like slime. If you use a "slime" type product be courteous to the guys at your tire shop and give them a heads up that it is in the tires, I have found my local tire shop is fine with it as long as you give them a heads up so they don't end up wearing it. I have heard that some shops will charge you an extra clean-up fee if the tires have been slimed.

From the FAQS on the Slime website:

What is the shelf life of SLiME?

As long as the sealant is contained within its original bottle with the cap securely closed and stored in a cool, dry place SLiME will remain effective for at least 4 years. If you intend to use a bottle you've had for awhile, please be sure to shake the bottle vigorously prior to installation. This will help to blend the product and restore the normal viscosity. Once installed in a tube or tire Slime will remain active for two years.
What happens to SLiME after two years?

Once SLiME is installed into a tire it becomes exposed to different conditions that will slowly amend the original composition of the sealant. To ensure the product remains effective, we guarantee its performance for 2 years at which time we recommend removing the old sealant and installing new product

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as little as necessary. i don't know if you mount your own tires, but that stuff is a bitch to deal with and gets all over everything when you change out a tire. shops and dealerships HATE the stuff.

i would suggest not using it unless you have to. (get a flat while riding and do not carry a patch/plug kit)
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Ive seen that some people put slime in there tires for a little added protection against small leaks, so i was thinking of putting some in my tires as well. So, how much should i put in each tire ?.
Follow the package recommendations. I used it in my last wheeler. Sold it! Never had to break one of those slimed tires down. But as others have said - dealers and tire shops absolutely hate the stuff. However, it can save a possibly "bad" day.

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Go to Slime webpage for what to put in each type of tire. I think it said 24 ozs. for atv tires. Sounds like too much to me.


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I use PCC made by Hollander Corporation. Much better product than slime. Really great stuff.
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please do not use this shit proactively. Get tires that do what you request of your atv.
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I believe SLIME recommends 1 qt (32 fl ounces) for ATV tires. I had some stuff pawned off on me by the dealer as "slime" made by TRC in Texas. From what I can read TRC also supplies this stuff to the military. Was told it was better than SLIME and it has indeed been working well now for some time. Out here in Texas you need that little bit of extra insurance with all the monster-ass thorns and mesquite trees that seem to be attracted to your tires like a magnet to a refrigerator door.

Regarding SLIME, I was unaware that they recommend replacing it every 2 years. My friends and I have some slimed tires we've been running since 2003 and never had any problems. In fact, when punctured they still self-seal.

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as little as necessary. i don't know if you mount your own tires, but that stuff is a bitch to deal with and gets all over everything when you change out a tire. shops and dealerships HATE the stuff.

i would suggest not using it unless you have to. (get a flat while riding and do not carry a patch/plug kit)


I disagree, i have removed slime so many times and i also live down the street from an auto shop. they showed me how to wash it out with a hose right into the drain. Slime is water soluble and environmentally friendly so there is no problem there. they showed me how they just hose it out and then whatever water is left over they just vacuum or wipe out.

everyone makes it seem so difficult but really the only problem is when someone pops the bead under pressure and without knowing there is slime inside. i agree that that can be a mess but honestly, just hose the crud out it takes 2 minutes.
plus i would rather spend an extra 2 minutes down the road then spend hours being stuck somewhere.

oh and by the way i used it in my wheelbarrow tire and it stayed liquid for 4 years. when it dry's up it just turns to fibers which makes it even easier to clean out.
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I installed it in my new bikes tires a week ago on a Friday. I took a nice 4hr ride on Saturday and when I got home and stated cleaning the bike (pressure washing the mud off the tires) I had a rusty old 8 penny nail in the rear tire.

I checked and the tire still had the 5psi I put in it on Friday.

If its that big a damn deal at the tire shop I'll un-mount them myself, wash the stuff out and then have the new tires installed at the shop.

Im going to keep using it~


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