Tire Slime

Can I make my own tire slime for a slow leak on my bicycle tire? A old boomer neighbour said they used condensed milk in the old days. Would corn starch and water work?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Can I make my own tire slime for a slow leak on my bicycle tire?
    Probably
    >condensed milk
    how would something that's a liquid when exposed to air seal the tire leak? The point of slime is that it hardens when exposed to air like glue does.
    >Would corn starch work
    probably not because it wouldn't dry fast enough. You're better off using wood glue and hoping it holds until you can get the tire replaced. Or just use the tube stuff you cheap ass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The point of slime is that it hardens when exposed to air like glue does.

      "Casein is a family of related phosphoproteins that are commonly found in mammalian milk, comprising about 80% of the proteins in cow's milk..."

      >You're better off using wood glue

      "Casein-based glues ...were popular for woodworking, including for aircraft, as late as the de Havilland Albatross airliner in 1939.
      Elmer's Glue-All, Elmer's School Glue and many other Borden adhesives were originally made from casein."

      Now you know why a huge dairy corporation (Borden) made glue, and why milk with much of the water boiled out can seal a tire.

      FYI casein is also an ancient ingredient in paint that gives it long lasting adhesion and water resisrance...just like glue.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Elsie the Borden's Milk cow and Elmer the Elmer's Glue bull are a married couple.
        Google it, there's print ads and even full comic books.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Guess I never realized the Elmers glue mascot was a bull. Kek.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how would something that's a liquid when exposed to air seal the tire leak?

      Hands who have never used condensed milk for glue typed this.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I was a kid my dad and uncle had a dairy. They used raw milk as a stop leak on every basketball and football us kids played with. Also tried it on a few tires.

    My old man told me about a tire they had pumped a couple gallons of milk into that ended up going flat or just wearing out. They took it to the tire shop to get a new tire put on and the poor wagie working there started cussing and dry heaving as soon as the tire bead broke loose. I bet that smelled wonderful!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even old fix a flat smells awful when you bust down an old tire

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Never been around the fix a flat stuff. Have used ameriseal and slime in my own personal tires and other than being a bit messy when you eventually change the tire at least they don't stink!

        Hell i will even scoop out the stuff in the old tire and transfer it to the new tire if i feel like it.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's thicker than coom so my coom funnel didn't work. I had to use a syringe instead.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no you need to allow air to leave gay aka let funnel have room to breath.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't bother, you can get an inner tube repair kit for sub $5 which includes patches and glue or just replace the inner tube for $5-15.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inner tube repair kit f
      I ran down a dirt road with a bunch of goat heads and had enough holes to use up an entire kit like that if I could even find all the holes.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At that point you're better off getting a new tube.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But tire slime saved me from doing that.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slime has or used to have fibers that would frick my valves 1st time I'd adjust pressure.

    There was a white product with no fibers but can't find now. 🙁

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a white product with no fibers but can't find now
      Have you looked into condensed milk?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or jerking off a bull?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the point of this? You say you have a slow leak. When I used to commute 30 miles a day I kept two spare tubes, two plastic putty knives, and a hand inflator. If I popped a tube, when I got home I would cut out a square of an old punctured tube and make my own patch with a little tube of rubber cement and two spring clips left overnight.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like a lot of fun.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's right tho. Slime is nasty shit. His way is the old proven way and worth recommending.

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