Frequently Asked Questions
Tube Sealant Specific Questions
What is the difference between 2-in-1 Tire & Tube Sealant and Tube 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’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 red label Tube sealant formula does not contain the rust and corrosion inhibitors necessary to protect a tubeless wheel. We do not recommend or guarantee performance of the product in this application. 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!