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    Does anyone use those leak sealers in thier tires?

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    I've used slime with some success. If the atv sits for too long the slime seems to find the lowest point and the leak opens up again.

    If there are no holes in your tires you might have mud packed inside the rim and bead which will cause a leak.

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    My son bent one of my rims a couple of years ago. I pounded it back with a couple of ballpien hammers. I had a slow leak at the bead. I used slime in that tire and haven't had a problem since. Sealed the bead and still holding after at least two years.

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    I always slime my tires. Still need to do the meat trailer tires. Anything to stay a step ahead of trouble.
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    which brand would you recommend?

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    The brand "Slime". You can get it in small bottles or one large bottle. The larger is usually the better buy.
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    I chased micro leaks around the bead on my Rhino tires for several months with no success. I "slimed" the tires and have had no issues since then.
    2007 Yamaha Rhino 660
    2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700 SE w/EPS
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    Default umm

    so your saying to put the slime in your tires before you even have trouble?

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    You could.
    2007 Yamaha Rhino 660
    2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700 SE w/EPS
    http://www.grizzlycentral.com/

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    With stock steel rims I fill them with Slime from day 1. I've never had an issue with aluminum leaking at the bead though.

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    How nasty is that stuff to clean up if you ever put new tires on your quad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidty_dog View Post
    How nasty is that stuff to clean up if you ever put new tires on your quad?
    Some of nastiest stuff you'll ever clean up. My buddy was having some new tires put on at a garage and they busted open one that had been slimed and it sprayed all over the shop. They were mad and charged him a $20 cleanup fee

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    Thats what I figured. That is a big reason why I won't put it in my tires as "preventative maintenance". I have had to change ATV tires before and as much of a pain in the butt it is I really don't need the extra crap getting everywhere.

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