- Repairing tyres with superglue
I do this every few months. I deflate the tire and go round slowly squeezing the tire to open up the cuts and making sure that there aren’t any shards of glass or anything else inside. Once I’ve been round once I go round again and drop a blob of super glue into each cut. Then I leave the tire for a couple of hours before reinflating and using as normal.Posted 4 years agobillytinkleMember
I’ve been getting a few small punctures on my commuter recently on the rear tyre. On inspection there are a few small cuts in the tyre, none more than a few mm long.
My plan is to repair these using superglue, but it’s not something I’ve done before. My thoughts are to pump the tyre up to a reasonable pressure so they are nice and visible, drop some superglue in the cuts and deflate so the cuts seal up.
Anything wrong with my plan?Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
Just buy better or new tyres..
Why would you want to mess around with the only thing which keeps you upright ??
All road tyres get cut up, even the very best. And if you replaced tyres every time they had a couple of cuts in them it would become a very expensive hobby.
I’m sure the op is talking about small cuts rather than rips in the tyre.
Anyway superglue works for me.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
Think superglue wasn’t the way to go because it’s not flexible enough. Something else was recommended.
Superglue Powerflex. Fixes nicks in tyres really well, I’ve fixed cut USTs using this and a patch of inner tube on the inside and they’ve held for the life of the tyre.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
This is what we use at work (for reconing very high power pro-audio speakers): http://www.powerbond.co.uk/categories/powerbond_rt_black_rubber_toughened_cyanoacrylate.phpPosted 4 years ago
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