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Old 11-28-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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tire with bubble in sidewall

I recently bought a nice looking pair of used tires at a garage sale. (large 15" truck tires) I noticed that one tire when inflated has a large bubble in it's sidewall. The tire was dismounted from the wheel and there is a tear or split about 4" long in the lip of the tire. (by lip I mean the open edge of the tire the outside of which that is against the wheel when mounted.)

When the tire is mounted this split lip of the tire is enclosed within the wheel. Evidently air is entering the tire between it's outside layer and the inside layer and the bubble is forming in the sidewall.

If I sealed this split with glue or something would that stop my tire from bubbling? If so what glue or other product would you recommend? How about an inner tube?

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:12 AM   #2
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I recently bought a nice looking pair of used tires at a garage sale. (large 15" truck tires) I noticed that one tire when inflated has a large bubble in it's sidewall. The tire was dismounted from the wheel and there is a tear or split about 4" long in the lip of the tire. (by lip I mean the open edge of the tire the outside of which that is against the wheel when mounted.)

When the tire is mounted this split lip of the tire is enclosed within the wheel. Evidently air is entering the tire between it's outside layer and the inside layer and the bubble is forming in the sidewall.

If I sealed this split with glue or something would that stop my tire from bubbling? If so what glue or other product would you recommend? How about an inner tube?

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You're speaking of playing with your safety here. Don't do it.

Get a new tire.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:53 AM   #3
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Make that two for getting a new tire.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:02 AM   #4
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Fellas, I gotta tell you, you're wasting your time with this clown. He's the same boob that came up with this thread. You know, one of THEM that asks a question and because he doesn't agree with or comprehend the answer, you're the one that's wrong. He just keeps going until he finds someone to agree with him.

Besides, anyone that even has to ask for an answer to such an obvious question is mentally deficient. If we ignore him, maybe he'll go away... With any luck.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:21 AM   #5
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Fellas, I gotta tell you, you're wasting your time with this clown. He's the same boob that came up with this thread. You know, one of THEM that asks a question and because he doesn't agree with or comprehend the answer, you're the one that's wrong. He just keeps going until he finds someone to agree with him.

Besides, anyone that even has to ask for an answer to such an obvious question is mentally deficient. If we ignore him, maybe he'll go away... With any luck.
Oh lord. I recognized his user name, but I didn't realize it was the same guy.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:28 AM   #6
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You're speaking of playing with your safety here. Don't do it.

Get a new tire.

You sound just like the local tire expert I consulted. I got the impression he just wanted to sell me a new tire.

Just forget about safety for a minute will you

I just want to know if if I can get this tire to hold air properly without bulging. If I can, then I will consider safety.
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You sound just like the local tire expert I consulted. I got the impression he just wanted to sell me a new tire.

Just forget about safety for a minute will you

I just want to know if if I can get this tire to hold air properly without bulging. If I can, then I will consider safety.
Ok. No.

With that aside, never ever put off safety.



EDIT: P.S Just get a new tire. It's simple.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:57 AM   #8
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You sound just like the local tire expert I consulted. I got the impression he just wanted to sell me a new tire.

Just forget about safety for a minute will you

I just want to know if if I can get this tire to hold air properly without bulging. If I can, then I will consider safety.

what does it matter then? if you're going to rig this tire together somehow, and THEN worry about whether it's safe or not you may well let it sit on the f*cking rim for all the good it's going to do you... you know,tire stores sometimes have used tires for sale if you're that goddamn cheap...
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Fellas, I gotta tell you, you're wasting your time with this clown. He's the same boob that came up with this thread. You know, one of THEM that asks a question and because he doesn't agree with or comprehend the answer, you're the one that's wrong. He just keeps going until he finds someone to agree with him.

Besides, anyone that even has to ask for an answer to such an obvious question is mentally deficient. If we ignore him, maybe he'll go away... With any luck.
lol at that link
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You sound just like the local tire expert I consulted. I got the impression he just wanted to sell me a new tire.

Just forget about safety for a minute will you

I just want to know if if I can get this tire to hold air properly without bulging. If I can, then I will consider safety.
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You know, one of THEM that asks a question and because he doesn't agree with or comprehend the answer, you're the one that's wrong. He just keeps going until he finds someone to agree with him.
Did I call it or what?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #11
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Besides, anyone that even has to ask for an answer to such an obvious question is mentally deficient. If we ignore him, maybe he'll go away... With any luck.

If you don't know the answer why don't you just admit it.

Luckily, I found an innertube out in the shed that will fit this tire. Since nobody here would recommend the proper glue to use to patch the split in the tire I used regular epoxy from walmart. I stuffed as much glue into the cut as I could and then clamped it shut. There are a couple of holes in the innertube that need patched but I should have the tire mounted by tomorrow afternoon.

I'll let you know how it works.

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If you don't know the answer why don't you just admit it.

Luckily, I found an innertube out in the shed that will fit this tire. Since nobody here would recommend the proper glue to use to patch the split in the tire I used regular epoxy from walmart. I stuffed as much glue into the cut as I could and then clamped it shut. There are a couple of holes in the innertube that need patched but I should have the tire mounted by tomorrow afternoon.

I'll let you know how it works.

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If you don't know the answer why don't you just admit it.

Luckily, I found an innertube out in the shed that will fit this tire. Since nobody here would recommend the proper glue to use to patch the split in the tire I used regular epoxy from walmart. I stuffed as much glue into the cut as I could and then clamped it shut. There are a couple of holes in the innertube that need patched but I should have the tire mounted by tomorrow afternoon.

I'll let you know how it works.

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If you don't know the answer why don't you just admit it.

Luckily, I found an innertube out in the shed that will fit this tire. Since nobody here would recommend the proper glue to use to patch the split in the tire I used regular epoxy from walmart. I stuffed as much glue into the cut as I could and then clamped it shut. There are a couple of holes in the innertube that need patched but I should have the tire mounted by tomorrow afternoon.

I'll let you know how it works.

thanks
That is the cheapest and dumbest thing ive ever heard. Good luck when you get a blowout, all because you wouldnt buy a new tire. Cheapass
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If you don't know the answer why don't you just admit it.

Luckily, I found an innertube out in the shed that will fit this tire. Since nobody here would recommend the proper glue to use to patch the split in the tire I used regular epoxy from walmart. I stuffed as much glue into the cut as I could and then clamped it shut. There are a couple of holes in the innertube that need patched but I should have the tire mounted by tomorrow afternoon.

I'll let you know how it works.

thanks
I do know the answer you stupid, inbred f*ck. You've already been told a few times, so what would make me think that me telling you the same thing again will change your mind. But just for you dumbass;

THERE IS NO WAY TO SAFELY OR EFFECTIVELY REPAIR A DAMAGED SIDEWALL ON A TIRE. INSTALLING A TUBE MAY ALLOW IT TO HOLD AIR LONGER, BUT THE TIRE WILL STILL BE STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO KNOWINGLY USE A TIRE WITH A SIDEWALL REPAIR ON THE PUBLIC ROADS OF THE UNITED STATES, PUNISHABLE BY FINES AND JAIL TIME.

And even after reading that, a f*cktard like you will still try to do it. I hope you die a slow and agonizing death.
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