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post #1 of 134 Old 05-06-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

So, I'm at the tire store getting a flat fixed this morning. Some guy had stopped and "fixed" a tire for my Daughter-in-law along the freeway last night with a can of Fix-A-Flat. Good on him for stopping but I wanted to get that stuff out of the tire ASAP. But I digress.

Couple other customers and I were talking about the relative merits of this product, Slime and a couple other tire sealing products when one fellow said he and a number of other folks that have dune buggies with the sand paddle tires use liquid laundry starch as a sealer. He said he's been using it, rather than Slime, for the past two years after seeing others do the same. Claimed it worked as well as Slime, which he really likes, but is much less expensive. Puts about a quart in each of the tires and has no problems with flats from sand burrs and the like. Says he uses the Wal-Mart brand as it's the least expensive he's found.

Anyone have any experience using starch for a tire sealer? I don't really know this man but he's a regular kind of fellow so I'm inclined to believe what he says.

If this works it may be an option as both weight and tire sealer all in one.

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

we use cheap hand soap in the rear slicks on our drag car it helps seal up the pores in the rubber if we mount one set with it and one set without the without one will go flat in a few days the ones with hold pressure for weeks

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

But, what about freezing?
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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

we dont run alot in them just cover the inside one time with a rag befor we mount them up

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we dont run alot in them just cover the inside one time with a rag befor we mount them up
That's interesting, the guy that was talking about using this stuff said they put about a quart in each tire.

How's coating the tire like you do work out?

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

like i said running the tubeless they had air alot better with soap in them then with out i have put it in a set after we mounted them by pouring it in the valve core putting a pound of air in it and spin it on the balancer and it worked fine

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

Interesting......cheaper than Slime and works as good. When we say liquid starch, what are we talking about? A brand of Arm and Hammer, or doesn't matter?
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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

Impression I got was the brand was not an issue. He said he used "The cheap stuff at Wal-Mart." so I suspect it was the house brand.

I've got a tire that leaks down slowly on a Bolens 1050 I just got running and put a tiller on. Going to pick up a quart of the stuff and give it a try. Least it's water soluble and should be an easy cleanup if it doesn't work. May smell good too.

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Interesting......cheaper than Slime and works as good. When we say liquid starch, what are we talking about? A brand of Arm and Hammer, or doesn't matter?
I was at the grocery store tonight and checked some out, house brand was $3 for about a quart size. It was located with the laundry detergents right next to the spray cans of starch. It will be near the fabric softeners/detergents

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

I cleaned my 318 engine with laundry soap.and now i get that fur breeze smell every time i ride.starch sounds like a good idea.can,t wait to try it.getting sick of blowing up these tires.
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I cleaned my 318 engine with laundry soap.and now i get that fur breeze smell every time i ride.starch sounds like a good idea.can,t wait to try it.getting sick of blowing up these tires.
Well, you are supposed to use an air compressor to blow tires up. I'd get sick,too, if I had to do it like I was blowing up beach toys! , I couldn't resist!
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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

Ok, I tried this out......the liquid starch seems to be working. I had a steering tire go flat, and it was a nail puncture, but I didn't notice it being flat initially and rolled it on the flat which broke the bead. I poured the starch in through the broken bead and put about a cup. I wish I had measured it now. But I saw the oozing starch out the nail hole and where the bead was broken, also. I over filled the pressure and I spun the tire to try to get more leaks filled in. Tomorrow, I'll check and see if it went flat. But so far, as when I was done messing with it, I didn't see any more of the oozing going on, that seemed to stop pretty much right away. It also had a major weather crack on the side wall, that would be a test of it. It had the most oozing of the starch, but again, seemed to stop pretty fast. This may be a good idea. Way less costly than Slime.
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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

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Is she still holding air?
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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

I too put it in two leaky tires on my lawn tractor last night. I'll have to wait a few days to see, the one tire usually takes about 3 days to leak down so time will tell.

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Re: Laundry starch in tubeless tires?

I put some cheap stuff in that 1050's tire, about a cup and a half, and so far it's holding. Time will tell I guess.

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