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Old 12-29-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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does fix a flat work???

i have a tire that i have to air up once every couple of days... i was told to use that fix a flat junk... is that stuff worth it or is there a better way of doin it without goin somewhere to get it fixed??
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if its a nail or something ive had no problems with tire plugs
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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If its a nail then why not get it plugged somewhere? Most places fix nail holes for free and it only takes like 30 min. Where is it leaking? my brother just had his tires removed and placed back on because he had two that were leaking at the seals and it was free at a different shop than the tires came from. I heard that fix a flat is more of a temporary fix just so you can get the car in to get the leak fixed, but I've never used it personally.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
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All fix a flat does is irritate the person who breaks the tire down next (and MAKE SURE you tell them it's in there before they pull the valve core from the stem, especially if they are a smoker). For the cost of a can your better off taking a couple minutes from your day to just get it fixed and not worry about it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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after lookin at the tire with soapy water, i found its leaking around a plug thats already in the tire...
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double plug it it work for me
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All fix a flat does is irritate the person who breaks the tire down next (and MAKE SURE you tell them it's in there before they pull the valve core from the stem, especially if they are a smoker). For the cost of a can your better off taking a couple minutes from your day to just get it fixed and not worry about it.
haha so true, that stuff is soo horrible to clean up.
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double plug it it work for me
i will give that a try
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Buy a new tire and stop being so cheap.BTW I have used nix-a-cat before on a slow leak on the rear of my 2000 taurus.Worked great,was to broke for several months to buy new tires.It stopped the leak.
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Buy a new tire and stop being so cheap.BTW I have used nix-a-cat before on a slow leak on the rear of my 2000 taurus.Worked great,was to broke for several months to buy new tires.It stopped the leak.
ONE. im unemployed
TWO. if i need one tire wouldnt it make more since to get all four new tires... on account that they are for an 85 f250 2wd... if any one knows about the front end of those things youll know what im talkin about...
THREE. why would i want to buy one new tire when its just a small leak, you know not everyone has money to buy nice and new things

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Yeah,I was just messin with you.Ive been unemployed since january 16Th,just be careful with what u put on the front end.Fix a flat works but dont use it on front tires unless your using it to get 2 a tire shop.
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I work at a tire shop Fix a Flat is crap i would suggest never to use it,and some times we have even charged people couple extra dollars just because they had a lot of it in 1 tire that stuff is nasty and is a pain to clean up,it will also not balance out correctly,just pull out the old plug and put another in if the tire is more then half tread just have it patched.
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ok, no fix a flat, and its hard to tell when someone is messin around when it comes to typed messages... well thanks for the new knowledge about that fix a flat stuff, and i will patch it up soon
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I had one fairly worn tire that had a slow leak and I had good luck with a liquid tire sealant (not the fix a flat stuff). It comes in a gallon jug and you add an amount based upon the size of the tire. Advantage is it does not have any of the flammable gas like the stuff in a can does. I ended up getting another year or so out of that tire (and the rest in the set) before I replaced them all.
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i keep a can in my recovery box just in case i get stuck out on the trail( or someone else does) never used it before, and hope i dont have to
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Its not a bad product to use if your in a fix and cant afford a new tire.The fact that its messy to a tire shop employee is irrelevant.Use it if you have to,I did and it got me out of a bind.The hole in my tire was extremely small and it was a new tire.I put fix a flat in it,aired it up and never had another problem.If you can patch or plug it,more power to you!
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fix a flat has acid in it so it rotts the tire out over time, even if you try and take the liquid out sometime, its damn enar impossible to get it all.. NEVER EVER use it. i work for americas tire/discout tire... so yea
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I've used it and it's worked for me. I'd say a plug is a better option for the long term if you can, but for slow leaks, fix a flat seems to do the trick fairly well.

I can imagine the folks on here that work at tire shops wouldn't be huge fans of it, though. It is very messy, and nasty after you take the tire off.

But it's probably a good idea to have a can for the trail, or something for emergency. It self inflates, so IMO that gives it a 1 up on a beef jerky plug, esp for people that don't have air compressors with them when they get a flat.
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X2-stormin94.I dont give a crap if your president of goodyear,the OP question was 'does fix a flat work?' and the anwser is YES.It maybe enar impossible to remove at discout tire,but a life saver in an emergency.
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alright ladies... stop your fighting... we get it, it works and best used on trail if no other options... tire shops hate it... enough... gah!!!
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