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post #1 of 9 Old 10-14-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to patch/plug a tire (sidewall)?

Got a pair of really good looking Rzr 2's with my red quad when I bought it... Put the tires on the rear rims of my blue Warrior, and one of them has a hole in the sidewall.
What is the best way to go about fixing it?
Patch?
Plug?
Old tires, including one of the fronts had plugs all over the sidewalls and rest of the tires....
Any help is appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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There is not a really GOOD way to do that. I would say probably a plug if the hole is the right side. If it's bigger, you can try a patch on the inside. I would be afraid the patch would come loose.
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That's what happened.. made it halfway through the trail saturday, patch blew out and bead popped.. ARGH lol

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-19-2010, 01:59 PM
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I have yet to see a patch hold on a sidewall, even when a tire shop does it. There is too much flex in the sidewall for it to hold. I had to use several plugs and some rubber cement once to continue a days ride. It held until I retired the tires a few rides later.

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Buff the tire real good and clean using brakeclean and a rag. Then buy one of the vulcanizing patch kits/or the chembond patch with cement. Thats what most of the shops use. You could always just slam atube in their as well.

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I think I'm going to tube these after I get this other set of tires I am buying, and put on my spare quad.

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I say a tube will your best bet, you could also patch it to help protect the tube and the tube will help hold the patch against the tire.

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I have seen a sidewall kit before. It's like a plug attached to a patch at the base of the plug. Looks like one of those far out things that never really works but you don't know till you try it...

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There was a shop down the road back in my dirt track days that used to plug/patch our stock car tires for us. It was a patch with a plug built in that used a tool that would poke thru the hole, screw onto the end of the plug, then plug AND patch the tire at the same time when you pulled it through! You work the patch just like any other, with glue and roller and all that. Worked DAMN GOOD. The tire shop we went to is outta business these days, so if anyone knows where to get some of these nowadays I would sure appreciate a heads up..
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