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Old 19.09.2012, 15:43
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I did a search for fix a flat here in the forum, and nothing.

I Googled for several things for this in Switzerland and nothing.

So this question goes out to bikers and car drivers. Have you seen something
like this in Switzerland? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fix-A-Flat...-Cars/16888941

and to the donkeys that were sent to school... NO not the Walmart... I'm looking for the fix a flat stuff or something like it

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Re: Fix-A-Flat-Tire-Inflator-Sealant-12oz-Can

yep its in every car diy shop......

i bought 1 for my wifes car but only for when she gets 2 flats!

she had an extensive lesson on how to chage the wheel.


The tyre can be thrown away after using that stuff - no chance to repair the puncture.
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Old 19.09.2012, 16:00
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yep its in every car diy shop......

i bought 1 for my wifes car but only for when she gets 2 flats!

she had an extensive lesson on how to chage the wheel.


The tyre can be thrown away after using that stuff - no chance to repair the puncture.

does it go by the same name? or something like Tire Jack? I've had a couple tires patched in the states after using the stuff... it's doable but you gotta warn the guy at Les Schwab and be prepared to get a dirty look.
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Re: Fix-A-Flat-Tire-Inflator-Sealant-12oz-Can

ah there are so many different name but you will see it in the car section easily.

yes it leaves crap everywhere when changing the tyre, they are not too impressed
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I did a search for fix a flat here in the forum, and nothing.

I Googled for several things for this in Switzerland and nothing.

So this question goes out to bikers and car drivers. Have you seen something
like this in Switzerland? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fix-A-Flat...-Cars/16888941

and to the donkeys that were sent to school... NO not the Walmart... I'm looking for the fix a flat stuff or something like it

Thanks for your help in advance.
This was discussed on another thread recently, where I wrote of my experiences using something similar.

Briefly: Yes, it's available here; yes, it does the job; No, I didn't replace it straight away after, but ran the tyre for another couple of thousand km; no, it didn't cause any problems when fitting a replacement.

HTH
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Old 19.09.2012, 16:14
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Re: Fix-A-Flat-Tire-Inflator-Sealant-12oz-Can

I can find nothing in Switzerland, but... in the UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Holts-HT3YA-...2&sr=8-1-fkmr1

I think you are supposed to jack up the wheel, apply the repair, and rotate the wheel to get the rubber repair to the place where it is leaking.

Do these things really work?
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Re: Fix-A-Flat-Tire-Inflator-Sealant-12oz-Can

Car accessories shelf in Jumbo; small sizes available by bike stuff.

Sbrinz - had to use one once (can't remember whether it was car or m/c, though), and it went on for loads-a-miles afterwards - forgot about it and never did get a proper repair (not advised). Only really good for small holes (nails).
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Old 19.09.2012, 17:22
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Do these things really work?
Yes, they do (for most punctures), w/wo tubes.

Did NOT work on a tubed Guzzi Super Alce with 30 year old tubes, but did work on a wheel barrow (also tubed).

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