Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cuba Landing area -Tennessee
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.