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      10-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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nail in my Hankook V12

Anyone ever use this kit to repair a puncture ?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

I'm debating if I should do it myself or just take it to the shop tomorrow morning.....
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That's essentially what they do at the tire shop so it should be fine if you're comfortable trying it. I've got a local tire shop that charges $20 for the plug and I've never had one fail so I just take it there.
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That's essentially what they do at the tire shop so it should be fine if you're comfortable trying it. I've got a local tire shop that charges $20 for the plug and I've never had one fail so I just take it there.
Can you just plug n' drive away or do you have to wait for it to "plug/dry" ?
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As long as the nail is in the tread you can use that no problem..matter of fact here state side any tire shop will do it for you for $5..not sure about up there.
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Can you just plug n' drive away or do you have to wait for it to "plug/dry" ?
plug and drive away.. the rubber bonds after a little driving..
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Cool, thanks !

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Can you just plug n' drive away or do you have to wait for it to "plug/dry" ?
plug and drive away.. the rubber bonds after a little driving..
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Anyone ever use this kit to repair a puncture ?

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

I'm debating if I should do it myself or just take it to the shop tomorrow morning.....
You should be good to go with that repair kit. It is also what I have seen being used at various shops. Larger punctures are actually easier to do than pinhole types.
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You should be good to go with that repair kit. It is also what I have seen being used at various shops. Larger punctures are actually easier to do than pinhole types.
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      10-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #9
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are you sure its a nail and not just a sharp rock that cut into the tread? it might not have even gone through the tire
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are you sure its a nail and not just a sharp rock that cut into the tread? it might not have even gone through the tire
Yup, it's a nail, 100%

the pic is deceiving
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I'd rather have it patched professionally or just replace the entire tire.
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The tire shop may say that is way too close to the edge, they may not be able to repair it. Definitely get a professional to look at it first.
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I recently had a similar puncture. I took it to a place across from York U on Keele and they charged me $20 to fix it with that same tool. It was a runflat too, I know that the dealerships won't repair a runflat, they'll just gouge you for a new tire or tires
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The tire shop may say that is way too close to the edge, they may not be able to repair it. Definitely get a professional to look at it first.
Makes sense.. besides. I wanna track on the weekend, so its best someone with more experience looks at it...
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Makes sense.. besides. I wanna track on the weekend, so its best someone with more experience looks at it...
Please don't track your car on a "patched" tire...
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