Frequently Asked Questions
Tire Sealant Specific Questions
What is the difference between 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant and Tubeless Sealant?
Slime’s new 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Premium Sealant works in all off-highway tires and tubes! Does your tire have a tube inside, or is it tubeless? Who cares?! Now, get all the benefits of Slime's tube and tubeless formulas in one, with less confusion on which sealant to use. It just works!
What type of punctures will Slime Tire Sealant seal?
Slime Tire Sealant will seal punctures up to ¼” (6mm). The puncture must occur in the tread area of the tire since Slime cannot reach or seal punctures outside of the tread area. Slime will not seal bead leaks or large punctures.
If you are installing Slime to repair an existing puncture, we recommend checking the tire for puncturing objects and removing any if found. Re-inflate the tire and immediately rotate it. This forces the sealant to flow around the inner tube or tire allowing it to locate and repair the puncture. Be sure to check your valve to ensure air loss is not occurring at this source. Slime is intended to be used as a temporary emergency repair in passenger vehicles.
Can I use the tubeless Slime formula in my inner tube?
We do not recommend using our sealant formulas outside of their intended applications. Slime’s blue label tubeless sealant utilizes a blend of rubber particles and fibers to treat large punctures in a multi-ply tire. The rubber particles are too large to effectively treat small punctures in a thin-ply tube. But Slime does offer a NEW 2-in-1 Tire & Tube sealant (black label) that will work in a tubeless tire, or a tire with a tube. Same great Slime two year protection, with more flexibility!
Can Slime be used to treat punctures in quiet tires?
We do not recommend installing Slime into quiet tires. The tread area of a quiet tire is coated with a layer of foam. If the sealant is installed, it will be instantly absorbed into the foam, rendering it unable to reach and treat the puncture. The sealant will also likely result in tire vibrations. Additionally, there is no way to remove the sealant from the foam and the tire will likely need to be replaced.
Can Slime be used to treat punctures in run flat tires?
We do not recommend installing Slime into run flat tires. Run flat tires are not designed for tire sealant as the run flat tire structure was specifically created to indicate a flat and still be safe to drive on for a short period of time. Additionally, some run flat tires have a foam insert to help support the run flat concept. If the tire does have the foam insert, sealant will be absorbed in the foam and will not reach the puncture hole.