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Need an alternative tire lube

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thebird00, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. thebird00

    thebird00 1/2 ton status

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    What can I use for tire lube? Will dish soap work? :confused:
     
  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Dish soap works fine
     
  3. thebird00

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    Good deal, thanks. :waytogo:
     
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    what do you need tire lube for?? best i found to get a bead to seat is WD-40 but dish soap works also
     
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    ive always used windex
     
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    Not trying to start an argument, but wd-40 eats rubber. Probably wouldn't be an issue, since there is a large surface,but it does eat rubber.
     
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    Never knew that. We just always used it to get our dumptruck tires to pop on. thanks for the info though. If we have problems with the beads leaking i'll know why :thumb:
     
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    If you ever get bored, blow up a balloon, and spray some wd-40 on it.
     
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    On that note, you could get a large pump size of KY jelly... :haha:[​IMG]
     
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    so lubing up a girl with WD-40 would be out of the question??? just askin ;) lol
     
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    see post above about rubber erosion.may be depremental to the health of the condom and the girl.
     
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    I'm putting some tires on some wheels. I used some car wash I had laying around for the first one. That nice cherry smell really makes fighting that tire a more enjoyable experience.

    Car wash seems pretty good and it's a little thicker than regular dish soap. I just don't want to rip the bead trying to mount these things. Just looking for better alternatives if there were any. Seems like I'm on the right track with the soap.

    And I'll no longer be using WD-40 as my personal lubricant. :haha:
     
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    [​IMG]

    maybe :thinking::dunno:
     
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    Got em mounted using car wash with no problems. Next set I do, I'll keep the flavored lube in mind. :haha:
     

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