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    Whats your favorite tire sealant?

    Ive only tried Stans, anyone feel there is something better?

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    Make your own. Slime + glycol + mold builder + glitter

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    My favorite is a tube. No fuss, no muss.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac999 View Post
    Make your own. Slime + glycol + mold builder + glitter


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post


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    +1 this for the AZ desert
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    Glitter really? I thought that part was a joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    Glitter really? I thought that part was a joke...
    nope that is your clotting agent, platelets so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    nope that is your clotting agent, platelets so to speak.
    Ahh Ic, I thought thats what the slime and latex were for, haha. So whats the antifreeze do exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace5high View Post
    Ahh Ic, I thought thats whay the slime and laytex were for, haha. So whats the antifreeze do exactly?
    it is an assistant to the latex which is a drying agent really. The glycol in the anitfreeze will keep the latex liquid for longer. Also search out the thread Best homebrew tire sealant or something and there is a recipe for sealant that uses latex caulk from Home Depot for the the latex and costs something in the range of $10 for 1/2 gallon of sealant. Just made a batch myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    there is a recipe for sealant that uses latex caulk from Home Depot for the the latex and costs something in the range of $10 for 1/2 gallon of sealant. Just made a batch myself.
    I really like this idea since its cheap and easy to get around here. Ive searched all over for a latex caulk recipe and cannot find anything. Would you mind posting the brew?

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    I live in Minnesota and Stan's works great. It is easy to deal with and I have never had any problems.

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    I think I found the thread finally after reading 30+ pages of the Best Sealant home brew lol..

    Looks like some are trying windex and latex Calk with some success. I want to try something new however...

    Id like to try WSS 2.0 recipe but instead of Mold builder, throw in the latex calk. This would produce most likely the cheapest and easiest to find home brew...

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    Dumb question, but I was curious if anyone has ever tried this stuff as a tire sealant?

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    It's probably a reach, but I was curious as to what your thoughts might be on this stuff. Maybe mixed 50/50 with Slime? TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    My favorite is a tube. No fuss, no muss.

    Best, John
    Tubes are for newbs.

    Tubless is WAY ez'er than tubs. Lets not even get into the performance benefits.

    Stans with glitter. Its 5 bucks a wheel at my LBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSirius View Post
    Dumb question, but I was curious if anyone has ever tried this stuff as a tire sealant?

    Latex-ite 1-Gallon 2X Premium Blacktop Crack Filler
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    It's probably a reach, but I was curious as to what your thoughts might be on this stuff. Maybe mixed 50/50 with Slime? TIA!
    I wonder how much that would weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post


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    This might be a dumb question, but...........

    Why go to the trouble of adding all of those additional ingredients and not just use the slime as-is?

    Do they make it more viscous? Adhere better (glitter)? Just provide more volume(cheaper)? Better Cold Weather performance?

    I am getting low on sealant and between my bike and my wifes bike I hate dropping the coin on more stuff if I can just make a half gallon or gallon of it.
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    Slime Pro. Shake, Measure, Inflate.

    I am riding while your reading this and mixing crap.

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    To the original poster, I have used GEAX and HUTCHINSON aerosol cans (for mt bike tires), They both work well but dry out in 3-4 months in NORCAL summer-not that hot of weather. I would not recommend those two. The SLIME PRO works great. I understand WTB licensed Stans, so I would think their testing found Stans superior. My experience only covers UST wheelsets used with TUBELESS READY tires. SLIME PRO rocks that application.

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    Do these home brews still produce boogers? The SoCal desert where I live creates some monsters. My three year old son hit an over the fence home run using his wiffle ball bat and my last Stan's booger as a ball.

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    Best sealant is Victor Heavy Duty Sealant and cheap anti-freeze. Mix the two to a consistancy as the same as Stans. 6 months and open ur tire....still liquid. The antifreeze (make sure the cheap stuff not Dex). The evaporation point is much better than stans....

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    Breathing in aerosol antifreeze might be a health problem if your tire leaks or you let the compressed air out of it and are nearby?

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    @Luv2mtbike -
    This sounds like a simple recipe. I live in Tucson, been using Stan's, and that stuff just dries up to quick. So, do you know if the Victor's Sealsafe has the latex component to seal up the non-tubless tires? I was reading the forums here and I found that the tubless (UST,TNT, etc) tires do not need the latex portion of the sealant, since the tire is more air tight per se. However, if you mount a non UST tires, you will need a latex to seal the tire up. If that Vic's Sealsafe has some latex in it, I will give it a shot.

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    Slime Pro here. Change it once a year!
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    There is some new stuff from central Texas called Orange Seal. I've been using it and noticed it stays liquid longer and coats faster. It's supposed to be lighter too but don't know. I'm now using it instead of stans.

    Its use is growing fast among Texas racers.

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    I just started using Flat Attack sealant. They say Flat Attack is not suppose to ball up or dry out, but time will tell. I am running it with UST tires.
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