Frequently Asked Questions
Tube Sealant Specific Questions
What type of punctures will Slime’s tube formula seal?
Slime Tube Sealant will seal punctures up to ⅛” (3mm). 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 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 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’s Tube Sealant failed to prevent my tire from going flat. Why didn’t it work?
The Slime sealant may not have adequately sealed on the first attempt. We recommend checking the tire for puncturing objects, removing any if found, re-inflating the tire and immediately rotating it. This forces the sealant to flow around the inner tube and allow it to locate and repair the puncture. Slime’s tube sealant is not guaranteed to seal gashes from glass or metal, bead leaks, sidewall punctures or pinch flats. Be sure to check your valve to ensure air loss is not occurring at this source.
Can I use Slime Tube Sealant in a tubeless tire?
No. This formula does not contain the rust and corrosion inhibitors necessary to protect a wheel. We do not recommend or guarantee performance of the product in this application.