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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2008, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Tirefit Safety

I know Pennzoil had to pull its Fix_a_flat off the market due to its explosive compound in Feb 1999.

My friend was driving her SLK a few nights ago and hit a nail. She is very mechanically skilled. She fixed the tire (tread puncture not near sidewall) and brought the tire to Town Faire Tire to be properly repaired. They refused stating that the sealant compound deteriates the tire's rubber and makes it impossible to balance and dangerous to use.

My first impression was "Yah a $300 Blizzak on a Mercedes....ka-ching" Then I read the woes of Fix_a_flat and similiar compounds.

Does anyone have any info on Tirefit...it's scary because they no longer have a website and I've searched this forum for info,

Thank you in advance.
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Cool Do Not Do IT!, Ever!

What they told you was absolutely correct, but they did not finish the story.

ALL, yes ALL fix a flat compounds ruin rims! They start a cancer that will eat it's way to the sealing surface, then you are done.

Dismount that tire from the rim, use the mickey mouse spare for a few days.
At this point just throw the tire away, you can't get it clean enough to re-use.
Clean the rim completely, and I mean get all that stuff off, all.
let it dry a few days then remount with a new tire.


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