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seiyafan 01-09-2013 09:35 PM

Anyone used Fix-a-Flat before?
 
I had to deal with two flat tires in the last 5 months and in both incidents neither tire was repairable. I just learned about this fix-a-flat product, does it work on a flat tire that's not repairable?

Drift Motion 01-09-2013 09:46 PM

there is probably a reason why they are repairable..lol

jasejase 01-09-2013 09:58 PM

Fix a flat is a super temp fix. It usually doesn't work And if it does, it's usually good for just a few miles. Unless you have a REALLY slow leak. It also makes a real plug or patch (especially a patch) difficult and messy.

Better for mower tires IMO.

slim101 01-09-2013 10:05 PM

Also it messes up tpms.

seiyafan 01-09-2013 10:18 PM

ic, what about product like the ultraseal tire sealant: http://www.bulletproofshop.com/Ultraseal-Tire-Sealant

jasejase 01-09-2013 10:26 PM

I'm guessing that will gum up the wheel and tpms as well.

How old are your tires?! You drive on the shoulder alot?

acumenhokie 01-10-2013 06:57 AM

I asked my installer about removing my spare and just using fix-a-flat when I changed tire sizes. He said if I ever bring him a tire that has been exposed to fix-a-flat he will lock his door and send me elsewhere. :lol:

Apparently as stated above it's nasty and gets into everything inside the tire.

GTTuner 01-10-2013 07:44 AM

Not to mention some brands use propane as the propellent and if you cause a spark dismounting the tire you might go home with no eyebrows!

slim101 01-10-2013 07:57 AM

Only way I would use it is if I was stuck in the middle of no where. We have customers come in all the time with that crap in there tires. Like I said before it messes up ur tpms and after time will still leak.

Ellesedil 01-10-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4239427)
I asked my installer about removing my spare and just using fix-a-flat when I changed tire sizes. He said if I ever bring him a tire that has been exposed to fix-a-flat he will lock his door and send me elsewhere. :lol:

Apparently as stated above it's nasty and gets into everything inside the tire.

Out of curiosity, what did you end up doing when you increased your tire size?

BigBopper 01-10-2013 11:59 AM

FWIW ... I carry a tire plug kit and small 12v compressor.

DeltaNu1142 01-10-2013 12:02 PM

If I wanted to sabotage someone's car, I would fill a tire with Fix-a-Flat rather than slashing one.

Jace2010LGT 01-10-2013 12:04 PM

Use fix a flat in your law mower tires not your legacy. It kills tpms sensors. On the can it says its safe for them but I've changed dozens because fix a flat ruined them.

jasejase 01-10-2013 12:06 PM

in college, i worked in a gas station, pumping gas, doing oil changes, and changing tires... Fix A Flat would ruin my afternoon sometimes. lol

acumenhokie 01-10-2013 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4239549)
Out of curiosity, what did you end up doing when you increased your tire size?

Because I went with a smaller sidewall when I increased rim size the installer said I could still get away with the OEM spare in an emergency. Luckily I haven't had to find out whether this is true.


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