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Old 11-20-2012, 06:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys need to check out the recent issue Overland Journal. VERY well done article on tire repair kits and how to fix a flat. Sidewall suturing was even covered.
Interesting, I'm assuming they use a tube after the side wall is repaired?
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You guys need to check out the recent issue Overland Journal. VERY well done article on tire repair kits and how to fix a flat. Sidewall suturing was even covered.
Can you possibly give a summation?
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Re: Tire puncture advice

If I recall... They were able to suture sidewalls and then patch them from behind. I believe they mentioned tubes as an option but I didn't get the impression they considered them a necessary part of their tire repair load out. I will see if I can find the magazine and give some more details. If you are interested I think Overland Journal sells back issues for a reasonable price. It really is a fantastic publication and is worth the $50 a year.
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Re: Tire puncture advice

I've seen sidewalls repaired with just plugs put together in a big wad with some adhesive and stuffed into the hole until no more could be fit into it. They then used some extra adhesive/glue around the outside. It held air fairly good and only had to re aired once in getting off the trail as it was a slow leak.
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Re: Tire puncture advice

Here is a video ARB made showing how to use their kit. First time i ever saw someone do this was about 10 years ago on a tractor tire that had picked up a nail.

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