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Old 08-28-2004, 04:42 AM   #1
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Just my luck...

well, as you know, i was prepairing for a car show for today, cleaning the car like theres no tomorrow, checking out everything mechanically, everything

well, this morning i wake up...i have a flat tire on my passanger side front, i thought, no biggie, ill just pump it up and keep pumping it up periodically, then i remembered, well, my car will be sitting for probably 10 hours straight, this tire didnt hold air for 3 hours...so im screwed

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NEVER use fix a flat, stuff is a dang pain, just get those plugs that look like jerky and stick them in im talking from experience with fixing tires people put that crap in and its the worst to plug a tire after that, the stuff is so messy. You could put it in tho if you want your car to shake or piss the tire repair place off
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Vulcanizing Insert is what it's called, I belive.
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Have you ever read the bottle? It says it's recomended for 14 or 15 inch tires. I guess if you have 17inch rims you have to drive really fast to get it to coat the inside of the tire real good. I wonder if that excuse would work with a cop.

cop: "why are you driving a 100mph?"
stanger: "I'm fixing a flat."
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o i was just saying that b/c its easy and its just for the show. after that i guess he needs a new tire or he can plug the leak. but i just like to get new tires when that stuff happens.
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Have you ever read the bottle? It says it's recomended for 14 or 15 inch tires. I guess if you have 17inch rims you have to drive really fast to get it to coat the inside of the tire real good. I wonder if that excuse would work with a cop.

cop: "why are you driving a 100mph?"
stanger: "I'm fixing a flat."
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just do something half assed for the show
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i change tires almost every day. DO NOT USE FIX A FLAT. It rarely works and your mechanic will hate you when he has to change the tire with that **** in there.
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i change tires almost every day. DO NOT USE FIX A FLAT. It rarely works and your mechanic will hate you when he has to change the tire with that **** in there.
i already said that i work at my dads shop occasionally and that stuff is NO GOOD lol. every time someone uses fix i flat i know it because one of the workers says some choice words and then the words fix a flat lol
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I found a patch for the exterior of your tire at my local gas station... on my high school truck. It lasted for 250 miles until I had time to get to a tire shop... can't say enough good stuff about it. It was just a rubber bonding agent, along with a rubber pad... and yeah, it did a damn good job. At first, I went to the gas station, pumped up the tire, put the crap on, watched the bubbling get less and less until GONE... and the tire was worth driving on again. That was more on the side of the tire.. but yeah, I don't know if it would work for your application... but great stuff
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every time someone uses fix i flat i know it because one of the workers says some choice words and then the words fix a flat lol
same thing happens at my dads shop . unfortunately its just my dad and i so usually its me doing the cursing at the tires
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fix it your self, its not hard, i assume its not in the side wall.?
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i change tires almost every day. DO NOT USE FIX A FLAT. It rarely works and your mechanic will hate you when he has to change the tire with that **** in there.
I spray my tires with that extreme tire shine. One day I had to have a nail removed and i took it to Pep Boys. I was watching outside the bay and when the dude took my tire off his hole arm was black with the stuff. I know he was calling me all kinds of names under his breath.
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I spray my tires with that extreme tire shine. One day I had to have a nail removed and i took it to Pep Boys. I was watching outside the bay and when the dude took my tire off his hole arm was black with the stuff. I know he was calling me all kinds of names under his breath.
LOL, god I absolutley hate that!!!, its not bad, Fix a flat almost never works. I hate changing tires that have it in there... and the tire dressings arent bad aslong as its not fresh.
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i had to bail on the show, i ended up going back to sleep and getting a few more hours of shut eye, woke up and slapped on of my old stock 14 inchers on there just to drive around on

tomorrow im going to pick up a plug kit, since i found the hole...a nice drywall screw, right in the tread
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Takes about 10 minutes to pull the tire, find the leak, plug it, fill the tire and reinstall.

I do it all the time cause I'm cheap.

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:23 AM   #18
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i would have had to take the tire off, put another tire on, drive 20 minuets to a walmart, bought the kit, drove home, plug the tire, swap tires, then took an hour drive just to be late for the show, so i just bailed, theres another one on the 11th
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