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Tire repair question.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cornwall325, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Nov 28, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    cornwall325

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    Question for all of you guys who have experience in tire repair. I have a pinhole that needs repaired on a rear tire. The spot is next to the colored looking bubble in the picture. The hole is literally the size of a pinhole closest to the bubble. Can this be repaired and if so what method do you guys suggest?

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  2. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    HTGreen

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    Plug it.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    jeremyd

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    I don't think the tire place will fix it because it's on the side.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    gdiep

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    Generally, you should not plug holes in the sidewall. But that’s very close to the tread, so tough call.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Watt maker

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    Most tire shops will not repair a hole on the sidewall, too much liability involved. You can plug/patch it in a pinch but it sometimes won't hold for long.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    831Tun

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    I agree with most of the above. Liability has changed the rules for tire repairs. Not only can sidewalls not be repaired, an in or so in from the sidewall will no longer be repaired. Tires 5 yrs. or older are no longer repaired either. I think the tire in question will make a great spare though.
     
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