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    Thoughts on a Milk Based Tire Sealant

    Given all the shortcomings of Stan's and other tire sealants, I was thinking it might be possible to make a tire sealant derived from milk. Casein, which makes up 80% of milk protein is used in making industrial strength glues, and the various fats and proteins in milk seem like they could create a sticky sealant that would work well.

    Milk also foams, which would allow the sealant to get on the sidewalls more easily. Milk sealants would work for people who are allergic to latex.

    Does anyone have any ideas relating to this or suggestions on how it could work? Has anyone tried using regular milk in a tire? Does anyone have an idea on what can be done to the milk so it doesn't go bad and get smelly?

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    Apparently it gets very smelly, as you'd expect, and I don't think it's anymore effective than Stan's etc.
    I think the processes involved in turning milk into glue is a little bit different to just pumping it into your tires and hoping it is going to prevent flats.
    From an allergy perspective, if you are allergic to any sort of latex based sealant you may as well give it a try, just don't expect miracles from it.
    If you want to give it a go here's a link that shows you how - Go Tubeless: Milk Makes For The Best Road Tubeless Tire Sealant
    Let us know how you get on.
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    If you add a little cereal it will help seal up those punctures or act as a mid ride snack
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    Or use a raw egg and pepper in the tire to seal holes, supposedly works as a leak fix in radiators.

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    As long as the milk comes from Latex Titttay's I think you're good to go.

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    You could call it '' breast bike milk'' and market it with a lactating breast on the bottle, id buy it and i dont even have tubeless..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    You could call it '' breast bike milk'' and market it with a lactating breast on the bottle, id buy it and i dont even have tubeless..
    probably would be better marketing to sell them in pairs
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    I wish I had waited for a reply, I got so excited I already have half a gallon of skim in my rear tire, oh well, cereal for dinner I guess

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    Thoughts on a Milk Based Tire Sealant

    I personally use almond milk, as I am vegan. You know, humans are the only animal that uses cow milk as tire sealant.


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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the benefits of breast milk.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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