Tubeless Tyre patches (which Ones)

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  • Premier Icon qtip
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    I use Rema Tip Top patches (for normal tubes) on my Maxxis UST tyres and they work extremely well – have even managed to fix cuts near the bead using them. Just make sure the inside of the tyre is clean and roughen the surface slightly.

    I found they all struggled to stick to the wet inside of the tyre. Maybe if you were running without sealent they’d work.

    I now just use patches of ductape and contact adhesive to cover the holes, it’s not airtight but slows down the air loss enough that the sealent can do it’s job. Superglue works just as well, but also sticks fingers togehther rather too well, and dries out quickly once opened so not much good leaving a tube in the car.

    It’s rarely used though, sealent get’s 99% of the punctures, it’s usualy once it’s dried out, then punctured and your trying to re-inflate with fresh sealent before all the air pisses out.

    jonnyb1972
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    Cheers I have one near the bead and a couple between the centre blocks, less than a week old as well. Cant say I’m that impressed, but to be fair I was in a slate quarry 🙂

    MTB Rob
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    Normal inner tube patches work fine it is the GLUE that is rubbish!
    I did a bit of research and now use Tip Top special cement,
    works great, so much so I redone some patches that fixed with normal glue, it also glues the park tyre boot to the inside of a tyre nicely.

    Got a few in stock if you get stuck, 😉

    jonnyb1972
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    Thanks for the advice Patches and Cement ordered.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I use normal patches and glue (halfords ones, they’re cheap), just wipe the sealant back.

    But having said that, my Nic snakeskins were pretty puncturey, long term solution was a better tyre.

    jonnyb1972
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    Can someone recommend some patches to repair a Nobby Nic snakeskin.

    Premier Icon yetitony
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    I use this:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=4576
    Used a few times and run the tire loads without any further issues. very easy to fit as well.

    Premier Icon mactheknife
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    Im the same as Northwind, i just clean the sealant then spray some disc brake cleaner to get it extra clean. Normal patch and glue.

    Works as it should.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    jonnyb1972 – Member
    Cheers I have one near the bead and a couple between the centre blocks, less than a week old as well. Cant say I’m that impressed, but to be fair I was in a slate quarry

    The tubeless equivalent of snakebite/pinchflats. My lad did exactly the same damage to his NN Snakeskin on Sat afternoon, on a big square edge step.

    I was going to trust that the sealant had done its job …. should I be repairing the punctures?

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