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Thru-Core Emergency Tire Sealant

What type of punctures will Slime Thru-Core Sealant seal?

Slime Thru-Core 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 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.

How do I install Thru-Core?

Please watch this short video to learn how to install Thru-Core Emergency Tire Sealant.

Do I need to remove my valve core to install Thru-Core sealant into my tire?

No. Thru-Core sealant is designed to be installed with the valve core in place. If the valve core is removed, the sealant will not be able to dispense.

Does the tire have to be completely flat before I use Thru-Core?

No. Thru-Core Emergency Tire Sealant can be installed even if there is some air inside the tire.

Will Thru-Core Sealant inflate my tire?

No. The propellant in our Thru-Core sealant is only intended to install the sealant into your tire. You will need a separate source of air to inflate the tire after installation

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