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#5361108 - 10/15/14 05:48 AM Sliming ATV tires ?
Stump_jumper Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Just got 2 new front tires on Polaris. I would like to slime but after seeing what Discount went through to seat the beads I am not sure I want to chance removing the valve cores. I have done it before without losing a bead. Any chance that I lose a bead when doing this?

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#5361198 - 10/15/14 07:00 AM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
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Jack it up, get the weight off it first. Unscrew the valve core then load it up with slime and re-inflate. No worries.
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#5361329 - 10/15/14 08:28 AM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
Stump_jumper Offline
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Thanks, tires are off so I will do it before I put them back on.

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#5370280 - 10/20/14 03:00 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6778
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Website says 16oz per ATV tire. That sounds like a lot. What do you guys do?
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#5370424 - 10/20/14 04:15 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
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As long as there is no weight on the tire you have nothing to worry about, you won't lose a bead...and no, 16 oz is not that much.
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#5371924 - 10/21/14 02:49 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: skinnerback]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
16 oz is not that much.
Thanks!
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#5374154 - 10/22/14 02:44 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
yeahbuddy Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
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I have heard that slime eats away at your wheels, has anyone experienced this?

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#5374164 - 10/22/14 02:50 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: yeahbuddy]
skinnerback Offline
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Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I have heard that slime eats away at your wheels, has anyone experienced this?


I don't like Slime, but no it's not very corrosive. Fix A Flat though is very corrosive and will eat away at your wheels if left in for a while.
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#5374320 - 10/22/14 04:21 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
603Country Offline
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I have a slimed 2000 model Big Bear, and in 14 years nothing has deteriorated to the point that it has failed. I would not worry about that. What I would worry about is being sure to tell them at Discount Tire. I took in a ATV tire once for a tire replacement and I didn't think to tell them. They gave the job to a cute little blond gal (yes, they did have a cute gal working there),and she got ....well...slimed. Not happy with me at ALL.

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#5389056 - 10/30/14 12:47 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: skinnerback]
Stump_jumper Offline
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I have heard that slime eats away at your wheels, has anyone experienced this?


I don't like Slime, but no it's not very corrosive. Fix A Flat though is very corrosive and will eat away at your wheels if left in for a while.
I do not like flats. I used slime and Fix A Flat in these wheels and neither one caused any corrosion.

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#5389142 - 10/30/14 01:21 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
skinnerback Offline
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Originally Posted By: Stump_jumper
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I have heard that slime eats away at your wheels, has anyone experienced this?


I don't like Slime, but no it's not very corrosive. Fix A Flat though is very corrosive and will eat away at your wheels if left in for a while.
I do not like flats. I used slime and Fix A Flat in these wheels and neither one caused any corrosion.


If you leave FixAFlat in there long enough it WILL eat away at the inner liner of your tire and cause your wheel to rust or corrode. FixAFlat is meant to be used short term, needs to be washed out when you have your tire repaired. I've seen how corrosive it can be during my years in the tire/wheel business. Slime/Super seal is not corrosive & was designed to be used long term.
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#5390675 - 10/31/14 09:23 AM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Here in CenTex with all the mesquites, you have two choices:
No slime and walk home a lot.
Run slime and keep on keeping on.

Have used Slime in everything from offroad race bikes to tractors to ATVs to dune buggies for years.
When I put on new tires or get a "new to me" anything offroad, I slime 'em.

Don't waste money on the little squirt bottles....get the gallon jug with the hand pump.
Each pump shoots about an ounce into the tire and a gallon will do two ATVs.
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#5469849 - 12/10/14 03:41 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
This is what I use. Still working after 5 years in my ATV and just put in my electric cart tires today.
http://www.powersportstireseal.com/
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#5471542 - 12/11/14 02:04 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
bill oxner Offline
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My slime finally wore out on me. I got new tires.
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#5489641 - 12/20/14 04:47 PM Re: Sliming ATV tires ? [Re: Stump_jumper]
Flanagator Offline
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Registered: 12/19/14
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I have personally been using a product called Purple Goo. They have a website, thepurplegoo.com. Incredible stuff in my experience. If your local to Fort Worth, Four Wheels of Texas has it or you can order online.

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