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Best product to fix cuts in the tread of my tires??(5 posts)

Best product to fix cuts in the tread of my tires??Spunout
Jun 5, 2003 2:21 AM
Just those little nicks in the tread that do not go into the cords. Brand new tires, always happens on my first ride. Can I fill with rubber cement, shoo goo, or something so that the hole doesn't fill back up with sand and work into a larger hole?
Shoo Goo works great.jw25
Jun 5, 2003 5:17 AM
For shallow cuts, I usually just smear some in, then wipe the excess away and let dry.
For deeper cuts, where the rubber is spread by tire pressure, I smear in, then deflate the tire, so the rubber returns to a more normal position, then wipe the excess off and let dry thoroughly before reinflating. These tend to be down to the cords, though, so the first method should work just fine for you.
I've also tried superglue, but it seems to be a hit or miss, depending on the type of tire. Silica tread doesn't seem to adhere well with cyanoacrylates, but the shoo goo sticks to pretty much anything.
Miracle Gluemarkkar
Jun 5, 2003 11:22 AM
I have used Miracle Glue. It is 100% cyanoacrylate. www.miracleglue.com
Super glue or Treadstop......MR_GRUMPY
Jun 5, 2003 6:57 AM
Treadstop is sold by branfordbike.com and works great for fixing small nicks in sewups.
Rubber cement won't last very long.
re: Best product to fix cuts in the tread of my tires??clintb
Jun 5, 2003 9:57 AM
Go to a hobby shop that specializes in RC cars and buy some "Losi Tread Lock". It's the meanest tire glue I've ever seen. It's intended purpose is to glue tires to plastic rims on RC cars/trucks. It works so well that removing the mould release agent isn't even necessary when gluing.