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    Homemade Tire Sealant

    Is there a store near Asheville that carries a latex mold builder ?

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    Michael's, the craft/art supply shop, near Target on Tunnel Rd. Call first, but they do list mold builder on the web site.
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    Thanks, the store bought "Stan's" solution seems to dry up quickly, so I'm gonna try a homemade solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motobutane
    Thanks, the store bought "Stan's" solution seems to dry up quickly, so I'm gonna try a homemade solution.

    how'bout some cheese to go with that whine


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    Yep thats exactly what Stan's fluid looks like in a couple of months.

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    Weird, I have a ghetto setup with about two scoops in each 29er tire, and when I removed a tire after an entire winter of riding there was plenty of Stan's 'sloshing' around in there.
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    back when i used to ride my Banshee with DeeMax rims i used a Slime & Stans combo, it was messy but it didn't clump like straight Stans

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    Michael's has it

    Quote Originally Posted by kkjellquist
    Michael's, the craft/art supply shop, near Target on Tunnel Rd. Call first, but they do list mold builder on the web site.
    I pick up all my latex there, both for tire sealant and to make the latex body suits my wife is so fond of.
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    I'm with K, but I've heard, and it happened to me the one time I did it, that if you inflate your tire with CO2 it'll make the Stans clump up quickly like that. Are you guys having it clump even with out the CO2?

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    Yeah most of the Stan's "cheese" I've seen was because the CO2 froze the sealant OR the CO2 had very little moisture and dried it out that way. I don't like to use CO2 usually anyway because I'm cheap, so I always try to use the floor pump if I can.

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    I made a batch of sealant using a "liquid latex rubber" compound that I bought at Hobbytown. It is the same stuff, just has a different name. Any hobby store with an extensive selection of model train gear should have the stuff. It's primary use in that area is to make molds for fake rocks, tunnels, etc.

    AC Moore also has the Mold Builder - you may have to ask for it though...it is never very easy to find.
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    BrouSSard allways makes mine for me, I have no idea where it comes from though. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrmtao
    BrouSSard allways makes mine for me, I have no idea where it comes from though. . .

    BrouSSard's Special Sauce eh? "you like his special sauce, no?" cajun cookin'

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    What's a quart of stan's cost? $20. what are you guys paying for this stuff? How is any form of liquid not going to evaporate given the conditions inside a mtb tire? Color me confused.
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    My own solution may not evaporate as quickly as Stan's solution, and I get to say " I have my own personal home made solution in my tires" and I get to locate all the ingredients and mix it up.And I can try different variations of ingredients. Its all part of having fun working on my bike.........Cost is not a factor.

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    STP told me that he can make a gallon for 10 bucks or something.
    So, cost does add up, over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plume
    What's a quart of stan's cost? $20. what are you guys paying for this stuff?
    A quote from the link posted above:
    Probably spent in the neighborhood of $25 - $30 in supplies ($8.50 for 24oz of slime, $8 for bottle of antifreeze, $12ish for the latex mold, couple bucks for glitter) but it will easily make up 3 or 4x as much solution as a bottle of Stans.

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