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Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition

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Unlike traditional tire repair, "Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition" eliminates the hassel of pluging a tire.
 
Required equipment:
flat tire
screwdriver
pliers
a few corse thread screws of various sizes
Gorilla Glue
air compressor

 
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Step 1: Step 1: Find the Hole

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Locate the punctured hole on the flat tire.

Step 2: Step 2: Remove the Object

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Remove the screw or nail from the tire using pliers.

Step 3: Step 3: Pick a Suitable screw

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Choose a screw that is similar in size to the object you removed. Remember this will be inserted in to the tire hole. (The object held by the pliers is the screw i removed)

Step 4: Step 4: Cover the Hole and Screw with Gorilla Gule

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Apply Gorilla Glue to the surface of the tire. Then place screw over hole. Cover screw with Gorilla Glue.

Step 5: Step 5: Torque the screw in to the tire

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Fully insert the screw in to the tire until it becomes flush with the tire surface. Wipe off excess Gorilla Glue from tools.

Step 6: Step 6: Fill tire with air and reinstall it on the automobile

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Once all other steps are finished, replace tire on car and pump it full of air. It is not necessary to wait for the Gorilla Glue to dry. I performed this repair on my friends truck with great success. 
rimar20003 years ago
I think the screw must be 1 cm length or less, to avoid puncture on the opposite side of the tire.
drizzle504 (author)  rimar20003 years ago
@ rimar2000: Interesting point, i've used screws that were longer and i haven't experenced any issues.
I omitted to add this "That is my humble opinion, but I am not an expert".
I don't understand what you mean by "to avoid puncturing the opposite side of the tire"? there is a rim in between the two sides? all that will happen is the screw will be sticking through into the air cavity?
In that moment I was thinking in tube tires. The opposite side is the inner part of the toroid. If the tire is not fully inflated, it would occur that the tip of the screw punctures the tube when hitting a stone or a pit.
The other side has allready been punctured by the offending object that caused the leak. Why worry about screw length?
1) Not necessarily the other side was punctured.
2) Always be cautious, especially when it costs nothing.
ZaneEricB1 year ago
how does the gorilla glue react to heat on the higway, water on the streets, and cold conditions?
jeff-o3 years ago
Wow, I wonder how long this repair will hold up?
drizzle504 (author)  jeff-o3 years ago
it's an easy and effecive repair. my friend rode for months with out any problems.
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