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  1. #101
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    Ok, first, let me say that I'm really bummed at all the negative reports on this stuff. I REALLY wanted to find a sealant I didn't have to touch for 12 months!

    Back in April I installed a new Schwalbe tire on a newly built Stan's Hugo 52 wheel. The tire set-up beautifully, held air for two days, then I dumped 3.4 oz. of finishline. It's held pressure since day one, so now I'll take a real close look at the tread to see if I can find any punctures.

    Seems like the perfect sealant, and I was this close to putting it in my fat bike tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one piece crank View Post
    Ok, first, let me say that I'm really bummed at all the negative reports on this stuff. I REALLY wanted to find a sealant I didn't have to touch for 12 months!

    Back in April I installed a new Schwalbe tire on a newly built Stan's Hugo 52 wheel. The tire set-up beautifully, held air for two days, then I dumped 3.4 oz. of finishline. It's held pressure since day one, so now I'll take a real close look at the tread to see if I can find any punctures.

    Seems like the perfect sealant, and I was this close to putting it in my fat bike tires.
    I'm in a similar situation. I had zero issues with finish line over several months. It's extremely unusual for me not to have a flat, so I interpreted that as a sign of success, but perhaps I just had a run of fortuitous tire luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel View Post
    I'm in a similar situation. I had zero issues with finish line over several months. It's extremely unusual for me not to have a flat, so I interpreted that as a sign of success, but perhaps I just had a run of fortuitous tire luck.
    You never know. That's why "your mileage may vary". Bottom line is if it works for you, excellent. I have had similar luck as well with my new tires/set up. I've been running Stan's, Orange and a myriad of others for years. They have ALL had their issues. So far so good with my multi-seal set up.

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    Fwiw the E13 tyre plasma lasts the life of my tyres. That said my tyres don't last a year lol.

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    No good

    Quote Originally Posted by forealz View Post
    I've been running since March without issue in SoCal. It does still ooze, but that's normal per Finish Line.

    Once again, I followed the instructions and the recommendation of the product manager.

    4-5 oz for the 29" tire is for an XC tire. Considering I used 2.5" DHF I put in 5.5oz using a syringe. My rear had 5oz.

    I suggest those that use it actually read this: http://www.finishlineusa.com/downloa...t_Tech_Doc.pdf

    Despite all the poor reviews and misinformation being spread, I think it's a great product and my valve cores haven't clogged yet. It seems those that follow the instructions and have a good tape job, have good results. All the holes in my tires have stayed sealed despite oozing slightly.
    It's not about following the directions. The sealant was never tested on different bike tires. Only Maxxis and Continental from what I understand.

    It turns out some rubber compounds have more open pores (we can't see them) that can absorb some of the liquid leaving behind a blue jelly residue.
    If you use any other brand then this product may not work as advertised.
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    We used Maxxis tires with this stuff and it failed to seal two punctures that Stans instantly sealed.

    Yes, we followed instructions and actually included more than specified. We took the tire home to try and get it to seal using an air compressor, the sealant was blowing out readily but would never form a seal that held more than 10 psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    So are you an employee or a sponsored rider?
    Neither just a regular joe who got sick of Stan's clogging my cores.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel View Post
    I'm in a similar situation. I had zero issues with finish line over several months. It's extremely unusual for me not to have a flat, so I interpreted that as a sign of success, but perhaps I just had a run of fortuitous tire luck.
    Glad to hear I'm not the only one and my buddy having good results.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    You never know. That's why "your mileage may vary". Bottom line is if it works for you, excellent. I have had similar luck as well with my new tires/set up. I've been running Stan's, Orange and a myriad of others for years. They have ALL had their issues. So far so good with my multi-seal set up.
    Agreed!

    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSpin View Post
    It's not about following the directions. The sealant was never tested on different bike tires. Only Maxxis and Continental from what I understand.

    It turns out some rubber compounds have more open pores (we can't see them) that can absorb some of the liquid leaving behind a blue jelly residue.
    If you use any other brand then this product may not work as advertised.
    Absorbing into the tire is normal and part of what helps tires weep less air through the sidewalls. I see this as a good thing.

    Per the document:
    "Once the tire is installed, over time, small amounts of any sealant, (latex and ours) will soak into the rubber. This helps reduce loss of air due to rubber porosity. Our testing shows that tires treated with our sealant lose less air over time than do latex treated tires. "

    This is exactly what I've experienced. I am using Maxxis tires and my tires definitely leak less air than when I was running Stan's.

    Never heard of them only testing Maxxis and Continental. My buddy runs Schwalbe's and has been just fine with Finishline as well for the past few months.

    Not sure what else to say...I followed the instructions and I've had great results. I removed my Stan's and peeled and scraped off any residue along the bead with my fingernails. And washed out with soap and water and let it dry. Mounted the tire and performed a dry seal added sealant via a valvecore and done.
    Again 5.5oz in the 2.5" front. 5oz in the 2.35/4" rear DHF DHRII DC tires

    My buddy with the Schwalbes filled up a month after me and has been solid as well.

    But the fact that I'm being asked if I'm an employee or sponsored rider leads me to believe that I'm not going to convince anyone of my results with Finishline no matter how many times I say it.

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    This stuff is not very good. Coming from Stan's race I was hoping it worked well due to valve clogs with Stan's but not clogging valves is the only thing this sealant does well. It does not seal well or last as long as advertised. Back to Stan's for me.

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