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Frequently Asked Questions

Tire Sealant Specific Questions

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 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.

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