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Old 03-26-2015, 02:43 PM   #11
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I'd add a couple cans of "Fix-A-Flat" or a similar brand. The Green Slime type can be added before a flat ... just in case ... I think.
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:49 PM   #12
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Careful where you store "Fix-a-Flat". I had a can go off in a duffel bag full of tools. Cleaned some of them and threw the rest away along with the bag.
I've heard also that you won't be popular at the tire shop if you've used it.

My mechanic advised to carry a couple dry-wall screws. They are threaded all the way to the head so you can use one as a temporary plug.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:39 PM   #13
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I'd add a couple cans of "Fix-A-Flat" or a similar brand. The Green Slime type can be added before a flat ... just in case ... I think.
I will never use Slime again. I used a can on a Harley front tire once and it corroded the wheel so badly I had to replace the wheel. It was an alloy wheel and it wasn't exactly inexpensive.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:02 PM   #14
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I've heard of tire repair shops charging more to fix flat tires when they're loaded with Green Slime. It's messy stuff to remove and complicates the repair.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:07 PM   #15
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I'd add a couple cans of "Fix-A-Flat" or a similar brand. The Green Slime type can be added before a flat ... just in case ... I think.
If added to an operable tire, it will create a lump inside that causes an out-of-balance tire/wheel assembly.

When you're tired of the shaking and vibration, you get to throw the tire and wheel away to solve the problem.

Having tried to clean a trailer wheel, after a well-intentioned friend used Slime to fix a flat, I can safety say to all who will listen: "Don't use it."
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:02 PM   #16
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I just carry some plugs and insert tool along with a compressor for flat repairs.

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Old 03-26-2015, 05:02 PM   #17
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I stand corrected ..... do not use Green Slime


However, a couple cans of "Fix-A-Flat" may be the difference between leaving your trailer by the side of the road and getting to a tire service station. It does really stink when the tire is removed. Emergency use only.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:51 PM   #18
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That was very admirable to recognize that you were outnumbered on Green Slim and change your opinion. Green Slime brings to mind a story, I once rented a road bike from a shop in Scottsville AZ, I was overwhelmed at the check out counter by all the displayed bottles of Green Slime, some were two quart size and in a bike shop. I asked why the two quart size? "Because we can't get it 55 gallon drums was the reply"

Not being native I had no idea of the effect thorns had on bike tires.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #19
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A non-tool addition, but one that should be considered when using tools:

Some sort of work gloves to protect your hands. Maybe even eye protection, especially if you think you might have a reason to get anywhere near your battery(s) while a tool is in your hands. (or a metal flashlight!)

My work place has embraced safety compliance, such as wearing PPE (personal protection equipment), safe practices, etc. They encourage use of PPE while "at home" also, by letting us "appropriate" extra gloves and safety glasses, etc, for home projects, figuring if we get to using them at home we'll use them at work. I've got some nice, thin, anti-cut gloves that have made skinned knuckles a thing of the past, and there's no way I'll ever again willingly get grease and oil worked into my skin, as there are good nitrile gloves to wear around that sort of stuff. And who wants to smell like WD-40?

Safety glasses are available with "cheaters" built in, and they work well enough that mostly that's what I use both on site and at home.

A couple pairs of gloves and some safety glasses don't take up much space.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:12 PM   #20
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I keep my " inreach" two way sattelite transponder with me . I orignally bought for back country hiking but have been bringing with us on road trips as well . There are lots places we travell with little to no cell coverage.
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