Tire Dry-Rot Repair - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Register Home FAQ Garage MTF Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store Chat Room

Backyard Round Table - L & G Tractor Related Topics Lawn and Garden Tractor Related Topics General Discussion Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2012, 05:05 PM   post #1 of 20
Cam-Shaft
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Cam-Shaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 1,792
MTF Member # 54891
Default Tire Dry-Rot Repair

I picked up some tires which hold air, but have some heavy cracking. Would it be OK to use black urethane to fill the cracks, then spray tuck bed liner over it?

__________________
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ..."



Bolens HT-23S power steering, Cruise control, Transmission cooler.

Bolens HT-20 w/ARK 500 FEL and 3pt hitch (apart for repairs)
Bolens 1050 pulling tractor (Wisconsin TJD)
Bolens 800, rebuilt engine.
Cam-Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-14-2012, 06:46 PM   post #2 of 20
orange j d
My Orange Jane Deere
 
orange j d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,346
MTF Member # 37225
Images: 1
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Go for it, it will ether work and look good or it will fall off. What you got to lose. Take some before and after pictures and keep us post on the out come.
__________________


Sent from my FREE MTF APP PROVIDED BY MY FRIENDS AT MTF*****

Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.
orange j d is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:03 PM   post #3 of 20
flash5153
3K Poster!!!!
 
flash5153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: mi
Posts: 3,055
MTF Member # 62748
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

If you figure this one out,, patten your method and you will be a millionaire.
Well,,Ok,,maybe not a millionaire but at least I would know how fix them.lol

Only thing I know that will work is a tube or sometimes if not too bad,,,,green slime will cure it,,or fix a flat.

Seems like just maybe black gasket maker might work but you would have to let it dry before putting air pressure to it. It won't hold much PSI,,so if it is real bad it won't work. But I have seen leaks like this where the air is barely coming out,,there's not PSI there.
I have never tried it ,,just a thought.
Make sure no one is around when you do it!!!!

But if it works????? hmmm???
flash5153 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:05 PM   post #4 of 20
Evo26pm
Senior MTF Member
 
Evo26pm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ky
Posts: 730
MTF Member # 75837
Garage
Talking Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

If you have tires that are dry rotten then the best solution is to put tubes in them then you be fine. Tubes are cheaper to buy the buying brand new tire.
__________________
LIVE ACTION

79' Sears GT 19.9
68' Suburban 12
Exmark Lazer Z 60"
Exmark Turf Tracer 48"
Evo26pm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:06 PM   post #5 of 20
Evo26pm
Senior MTF Member
 
Evo26pm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ky
Posts: 730
MTF Member # 75837
Garage
Talking Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Aw and just for note the urethane and bed liner won't work on it. I knew a guy that actually tired that. Lol
__________________
LIVE ACTION

79' Sears GT 19.9
68' Suburban 12
Exmark Lazer Z 60"
Exmark Turf Tracer 48"
Evo26pm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:11 PM   post #6 of 20
orange j d
My Orange Jane Deere
 
orange j d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,346
MTF Member # 37225
Images: 1
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Go back a reread. He never said anything about fixing a flat. He said they DO NOT LEAK they hold air. He just wants to make them look nice. *** some peoples kids.
__________________


Sent from my FREE MTF APP PROVIDED BY MY FRIENDS AT MTF*****

Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.
orange j d is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:16 PM   post #7 of 20
Evo26pm
Senior MTF Member
 
Evo26pm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ky
Posts: 730
MTF Member # 75837
Garage
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Yes I under stood what he was meaning but just saying for future reference and if you are wanting them to look good then ppl would actually pay the money and get new tires!
__________________
LIVE ACTION

79' Sears GT 19.9
68' Suburban 12
Exmark Lazer Z 60"
Exmark Turf Tracer 48"
Evo26pm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:20 PM   post #8 of 20
flash5153
3K Poster!!!!
 
flash5153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: mi
Posts: 3,055
MTF Member # 62748
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Quote:
Originally Posted by orange j d View Post
Go back a reread. He never said anything about fixing a flat. He said they DO NOT LEAK they hold air. He just wants to make them look nice. *** some peoples kids.
DOH!!! Got me,,,,,I missed that part.

Heck ya it will work!!! Can paint a mural on them if all you want is beauty!!! lol
flash5153 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:39 PM   post #9 of 20
grnspot110
3K Poster!!!!
 
grnspot110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Central MO
Posts: 3,063
MTF Member # 4515
Images: 21
Garage
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Try Miller Tire's "Tire Paint", it won't fill cracks, but will make old tires look better!

http://www.millertire.com/products/t...ck-tire-paint/
__________________
Home of the JD L/60 "Custom" & the 70 I!
grnspot110 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2012, 07:40 PM   post #10 of 20
Cam-Shaft
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Cam-Shaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 1,792
MTF Member # 54891
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

All I was hoping to do was keep water out of the cracks...
__________________
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ..."



Bolens HT-23S power steering, Cruise control, Transmission cooler.

Bolens HT-20 w/ARK 500 FEL and 3pt hitch (apart for repairs)
Bolens 1050 pulling tractor (Wisconsin TJD)
Bolens 800, rebuilt engine.
Cam-Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 09:50 AM   post #11 of 20
Tractor-Holic
10,000 +posts!
 
Tractor-Holic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 13,001
MTF Member # 8867
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Tubes can be pinched in dry rot cracks if they are large enough cracks,and the tube may be eventually punctured....I have made a "boot" from an old tube to put in a tire before tubing it ,to prevent this from happening...

I have used "shoe-goo" or "Goop" sealant/adhesive on some badly cracked sidewalls on tires I had,that still had excellent tread and only leaked slowly,over a few days time they would go nearly flat...so far thats the only stuff I tried that seemed to adhere well to rubber and didn't peel right off ..

I used a drill with a wire brush to ruff up the rubber around the cracks and folded the tire to open the cracks up more then forced the goop in with a putty knife,and I put a thin layer on the entire sidewall....inside & out!...


I learned to wait several days before inflating the tires,otherwise the goop will blow a big bubble, and come off ,or pop!...I ended up using tubes in the tires after assumung they wouldn't hold up well with goop alone...I used acetone to clean the rubber well before applying it too....never tried Goodyear "Pliobond" on this application,or rubber cement,maybe that would work too.....nothing beats new tires though..
__________________
Tractor-Holic is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 11:29 AM   post #12 of 20
Canawler
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Canawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,010
MTF Member # 32205
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

I would think that truck bed liner would be just a bit too stiff and would flake or fall off as the tire flexes.

Maybe a rubberized undercoating???
__________________
---Jim

It's only money, you make more every day.
'74 Agway/MTD 990
'93 Troy-bilt GTX18
'74 Allis Chalmers Homesteader 8 (X2)
?? Simplicity Broadmoor 717
?? Pennsylvania Meteor 1010
Canawler is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 12:34 PM   post #13 of 20
Cam-Shaft
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Cam-Shaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 1,792
MTF Member # 54891
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

thanks for the ideas.. I'm going to look around and see what I find.
__________________
Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ..."



Bolens HT-23S power steering, Cruise control, Transmission cooler.

Bolens HT-20 w/ARK 500 FEL and 3pt hitch (apart for repairs)
Bolens 1050 pulling tractor (Wisconsin TJD)
Bolens 800, rebuilt engine.
Cam-Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2012, 01:33 PM   post #14 of 20
orange j d
My Orange Jane Deere
 
orange j d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,346
MTF Member # 37225
Images: 1
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

Well if you find something good that works let me know, the ol lady is getting a lot of dry rot spots I will use it on her.
__________________


Sent from my FREE MTF APP PROVIDED BY MY FRIENDS AT MTF*****

Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.
orange j d is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-17-2012, 08:53 PM   post #15 of 20
Engine_Tech
Proud Member of the 1K Club
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: UT
Posts: 1,917
MTF Member # 46741
Default Re: Tire Dry-Rot Repair

I have some badly cracked ATV tires and I just put Slime in them to seal up any holes that have developed or may develop. I know your's hold air now, but who knows in the future. Plus, you would probably destroy the tires trying to get tubes in them now.

For strictly looks, in the movie The Last Indian (about breaking the land speed record on an Indian motorcycle) the character gets red flagged by the safety guy as his tires have cracks in them. He solves the problem by rubbing shoe polish into the cracks.
Engine_Tech is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Compact Tractor Reviews Tractor Reviews Snowblowers Lawn Mower Forum
My Tractor Forum Snow Thrower Power Equipment Forum
Combine Forum Snowblower Forum ATV and UTV Reviews