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    Tubeless tire patch

    Any recommendation on patching a torn side wall in a tubeless tire? Will a regular Part tool boot kit work? I have some newer tires with side wall tears and would hate to throw them away if i can fix them.
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    I've got 3 tears in an Ignitor on my front with Park Boots on them, no problems so far. Each tear is about one-quarter of an inch long.

    A friend rode with a Park Boot on a tire until the knobs were worn off.

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    For the tears, auto tire patch plugs are the way I go.

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    i use shoo-goo. if the sidewall tear isnt to severe it works. i have 2 tires running tubeless with shoo-goo and sealant with no issues going for almost a full season.

    put a glob in the right spot, spread it with an icecube, then let it dry and bob's your uncle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2WheelinChipmunk
    Any recommendation on patching a torn side wall in a tubeless tire? Will a regular Part tool boot kit work? I have some newer tires with side wall tears and would hate to throw them away if i can fix them.
    How large are the tears?
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    the tears that she are referring to are about half an inch if not less. Not real big but enough that the tire flatted.

    thanks for you help everyone.
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    Add another for the shoe goo. I have a one inch in my Specialized 2Bliss tyre, shoe goo by itself would stretch too much when inflated so I have a boot on the inside and the goo on the outside. No worries!

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    Just put a half boot patch on my Larsen TT rear, to cover a 3/8" rock tear. Will ride it tomorrow morning.
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    4slomo what kind of boot patch you put on? Just a regular boot patch? Such as a park tool one?

    Curious as to how it goes...all three tires that I have that have tears are Larsen TTs
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    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    I'm using the Park Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 in both my Ignitor and my Larsen TT. One ride this morning on the TT, three rides on the Ignitor so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    4slomo what kind of boot patch you put on? Just a regular boot patch? Such as a park tool one?

    Curious as to how it goes...all three tires that I have that have tears are Larsen TTs
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    Quote Originally Posted by honkonbobo
    i use shoo-goo. if the sidewall tear isnt to severe it works. i have 2 tires running tubeless with shoo-goo and sealant with no issues going for almost a full season.

    put a glob in the right spot, spread it with an icecube, then let it dry and bob's your uncle.

    I'm gonna have to give this shoo-goo a try. Where can I get it????
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    For a nail hole in the tread area, would a patch kit like this one work well? No tear, and it's in the tread area (between blocks), not in the sidewall...

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    A tube patch is designed to stretch with the tube as it inflates, and this makes it less likely to pull off. The patch kit you're looking at is designed for patching tubes. A tire patch (boot) is designed to keep the tube in the tire by not stretching. I've been using these for successfully booting my tires:

    http://www.parktool.com/product/emergency-tire-boot

    The tire boot is applied to the inside of the tire.

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW
    For a nail hole in the tread area, would a patch kit like this one work well? No tear, and it's in the tread area (between blocks), not in the sidewall...

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    Patches

    I have had good luck using automotive type patches that you can get at most auto supply stores such as Autozone. These patches are larger and thicker than the traditional tube patches pictured above. Just make sure you remove all the old Stans, sand down the interior area of the tire, apply glue, wait for it to dry, and install the patch.

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    My 2c:

    For a smaller hole (i.e. your nail) you don't need to restore the casing integrity. Simply use a standard tube patch and don't sand the inner surface (use isopropyl alcohol or similar to clean it).

    See here:

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/

    Click on "Fix it" at the top, then select "Tubeless Repair" from the list of topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4slomo View Post
    A tube patch is designed to stretch with the tube as it inflates, and this makes it less likely to pull off. The patch kit you're looking at is designed for patching tubes. A tire patch (boot) is designed to keep the tube in the tire by not stretching. I've been using these for successfully booting my tires:

    http://www.parktool.com/product/emergency-tire-boot

    The tire boot is applied to the inside of the tire.

    Hey man, Would these tb-2s work with stans sealant in the tire?
    I would clean the sealant, install the boot with a tube for a couple days and then set up the tire again tubeless with sealant.

    The only information about boots and sealant on parks website says "If a sealant is used, it will make the tire casing diffiuclt to impossible to repair by patching."
    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...ing-and-repair

    What do you think?
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    Park may have found that something in sealant keeps their boot patch adhesive from working.

    Not too much money for a couple of boots to experiment with, though. To try, you might try to first clean your tire with detergent and water, then clean it with isopropyl alcohol. Then apply the boot and see how it works.

    The boots seem to work fine with slime from slime tubes that has leaked out from the tubes to the tires.
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    Thanks, Ill dig around and ask my local mechanic/expert.

    Though i dont have too much time for experimentation, i have a race this weekend.

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