Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition





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
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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    3 months 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.

    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.


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

    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.

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

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