Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition

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Introduction: Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition

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

Step 1: Step 1: Find the Hole

Locate the punctured hole on the flat tire.

Step 2: Step 2: Remove the Object

Remove the screw or nail from the tire using pliers.

Step 3: Step 3: Pick a Suitable Screw

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

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

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

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. 

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    18 Comments

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    PetraWossiky14
    PetraWossiky14

    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    2 Questions:
    1: What if the object that punctured the tire has already fallen out of it, and thus can't be identified?
    2: Can Nail Glue (for fake fingernails, strong, but inglexible, like superglue) be used instead if Goeilla Glue in a pinch?

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    719psycho719
    719psycho719

    Answer 1 year ago

    I have used "Krazy Glue", "super glue", and the stuff you use to do acrylic nails in the past, and all have held up for 1+ week to give me time to get new tire. The "Krazy Glue" I would have to say does the best.

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    ferevels
    ferevels

    2 years ago

    Need a Real lab test. Be sure of the limits if any of This Repair. Your life and or family's life will be on the line as you drive down the highway sooooooooooo. Be sure what the limits of this repair will be.. Note if an person thinks this is great. They may just leave this Repair as is for years . The tire were out or The repair breaks down over time. Lab tests by CR be great .
    As a retired on the road worker . I planned ahead and had the things needed for temp repair. Key word. Plan ahead for what if when on the road. Have a Jesus Day.

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    mistersketchman
    mistersketchman

    Reply 2 years ago

    Yeah, this is not a good idea to recommend as a “fix”. I’ve done this with superglue instead of gorilla, but I would never recommend someone do that either.

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    jr23
    jr23

    4 years ago

    hope you meant this to get to work on time as its looks temp since the head of screw will either wear down or rust .and or snap off and that screw will work its way out in the worst time. good temp to hold till proper repair. a good tire over 50% is worth inside fix worn more than that a self vulcanizing plug, especially now that tires have gotten so expensive.

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    MillenniumMan

    Had a screw in my tire when I went out to work this morning, it was a slow leak.

    Damnedest thing, I had gorilla glue in my truck to do the repairs. Still monitoring for signs of leaks (hissing, deflating, bubbles, ect.) so far so good.

    I made modifications on the fly to these instructions:

    I used a much larger diameter screw to ensure a tighter fit.

    I pushed the tip of the gorilla glue bottle into the hole to get glue inside the tire at a much greater rate than just gluing the hole.

    As I drove the screw in, I covered the threads as they were entering the hole to make sure more glue entered the tire.

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    JerryM17
    JerryM17

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN BUY THIS GORILLA GLUE EDITION

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I think the screw must be 1 cm length or less, to avoid puncture on the opposite side of the tire.

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    drizzle504
    drizzle504

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    @ rimar2000: Interesting point, i've used screws that were longer and i haven't experenced any issues.

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I omitted to add this "That is my humble opinion, but I am not an expert".

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    ManlyJack
    ManlyJack

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    rprough
    rprough

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The other side has allready been punctured by the offending object that caused the leak. Why worry about screw length?

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    rimar2000
    rimar2000

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    1) Not necessarily the other side was punctured.
    2) Always be cautious, especially when it costs nothing.

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    ZaneEricB
    ZaneEricB

    10 years ago on Step 6

    how does the gorilla glue react to heat on the higway, water on the streets, and cold conditions?

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    jeff-o
    jeff-o

    12 years ago on Step 6

    Wow, I wonder how long this repair will hold up?

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    drizzle504
    drizzle504

    Reply 12 years ago on Step 6

    it's an easy and effecive repair. my friend rode for months with out any problems.