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Green Slime.....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChevyCaGal, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Have you heard of it? I bought some for my bike tires and used it. Seems to work ok since I ran over a tack and it sealed it. But I see you can use it for vehicles... is this stuff worth it for them? Or will it make a big green boogery mess and do nothing but make me irate that I made the choice to use it...??

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  2. Gandolf

    Gandolf 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know about Green Slime specifically, but some of the tire sealant products run down to the bottom of the tires when parked and then later when you drive it, the tires are out of balance as the result. I wouldn't put any of the sealants in my tires.

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i would only use it as needed and not to prevent but to fix

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  4. collegeK5er

    collegeK5er Registered Member

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    my girlfried's dad put that crap in all of her tires as a percaution, dont ask me why but ever since her tires got flat evey couple of months and they have to be reseated to the rims, apparantly the stuff has eatin her rims. so i wouldn't use the stuff unless a had to.

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  5. 90idahoblazer

    90idahoblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I use it in all my mountain bikes and in my four wheelers out here in Idaho. there is no teritory rougher than Idaho and that stuff has saved my butt in the back country more than once. However, it only repairs holes up to a certian size and if you tear up those big meats on your blazer your going to need about 5 gallons of that stuff in each tire.....just a little humor.....I have never noticed an out of balance problem on my off road vehicles (ATV's, Mountian Bikes) It wouldnt hurt to carry some with you but I wouldnt put it in your tires until you need it just to get you back home....Then of course there is nothing like a good spare......my 2 cents.....
     
  6. CaptCrunch

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    I have seen a few bad things about these products.... one being the out of balance problem... then freezing which you shouldn't really have to worry about in CA, but the last is this stuff because it loves to collect in one area cause huge blistering of the tires in a prolong useage. For example most tires I'd say that have it in them for 4 months+ all end up in the shop out of round or with mysterious bulges out of thesidewalls, etc. Overall that spendy 35" tire now has too be replaced [​IMG]. I'd say maybe keep it in a pinch or something, but really this stuff is a hit or miss deal. Sometimes it work and sometimes it doesn't... I already know murphy's law hits me frequently so chances are I'll get a big sidewalll gash or something which would make the stuff useless. Call me old school but I prefer the spare tire and hi-lift jack, but it is good in a pinch... maybe 2 flats at once

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    I just carry a tire plug kit with me in my truck...
    The tire plugs have never leaked on me...
    I haven't tried the sealant/ inflater stuff.. I'm weary of putting that stuff in my tires..

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