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July 03, 2018, 06:17:22 PM

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Back-up for using non-flats
« on: July 03, 2018, 06:17:22 PM »
Need 2 - maybe 3 - new tyres and want to go non-run flat (NRF) for comfort.

What should I carry as a back-up in case one does blow? Won't be able to carry a spare wheel - maybe a can of that 'slime' stuff which you can fill a tyre up with incase it blows?

What do you folks with NRF's do if you dont have a spare wheel?

Thx!

July 03, 2018, 07:39:04 PM
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Re: Back-up for using non-flats
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 07:39:04 PM »
You could install Puncturesafe in each wheel.  Water based rubber system that can seal holes up to 5mm.  Used in my motorbike and survived a couple of nasties which sealed and needed no work.

It’s used by Caravaneers, Police and Ambulance services.

You deflate the tyre, remove the valve, put this stuff in, insert the valve, reinflate and go for a short drive.  It coats the whole tyre inside.  Tyre fitters are fine with it because it just wipes away.  It only sets when exposed to the atmosphere.
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July 04, 2018, 11:12:19 AM
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Re: Back-up for using non-flats
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 11:12:19 AM »
Looks like carrying one of these is a solution to running non run flats:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-1800330-Repair-Automobile-Dispensor/dp/B003QHY000/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Has a compressor too, which means dont have to bother topping up air pressures at the petrol stations as routine annoyance!

July 04, 2018, 02:48:15 PM
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Re: Back-up for using non-flats
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
I use Puncturesafe on my 4 tyres,(thankyou X5sport) I cannot carry a spare as the lpg donut occupies the spare wheel space.
Well pleased all I can say is never had a flat tyre!!!!

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