Green Slime & Gorilla Snot!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Old John, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Old John

    Old John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hey Y'all,
    I was reading the Thread on "Fix-a-Flat" and I got
    wondering if any of you use "Green Slime" or
    "Gorilla Snot", in your mower, tractor or ATV tires,
    before you get the "Flats".
    Yeah, it does seal them right up when you run over thorns,
    nails, & such.

    I think the tricky part is getting it in there.
    The tire has to have the air let out. Then you
    screw the hose on the valve.
    And, then you just squeeze the bottle. And, squeeze the bottle.

    I Learned the trick from ATVer Friends that swear by it.
    It Sure saves a lot of down time. OBTW, my DR Brushmower
    tires came with the tires already "Slimed". So, they never
    have flats because of thorns.
    Shoot, I ain't too old to learn.
    Have fun.
     
  2. Obser

    Obser "Mobile Homesteaders"

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    We have "slimed" mountain bike tubes for years to eliminate flats caused by thorns or whatever. Not long ago one tube finally "gave up the ghost" and needed replacement. That tube had what seemed like hundreds of "little green dots" where the slime had sealed holes. I shudder to think of the many flat repairs would have been necessary without slime.
     

  3. Lizza

    Lizza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My husband "slimes" pretty much every tire he can get a hold of. Yeah, and his "baby", his Polaris Predator too (it's an ATV).
     
  4. Westwood

    Westwood Well-Known Member

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    Wish they'd had this stuff when I was a kid. We put steel wheels on the back of the tractor to brush hog in the persimmon patches to keep from getting a stob through the tires. Until . . . one fall we didn't get the steel wheels off before the first freeze. Have any idea how a tractor with steel wheels rides on frozen cow piles???? Like driving on BIG rocks! Took off in road gear with a trailer of hay to feed and thought I was gonna turn that sucker over! :p
     
  5. Dawndra

    Dawndra I'm back

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    I've never heard of putting gorrilla snot in them... isn't that glue?

    We put the green slime in all our stuff... works like a charm!
     
  6. Red Devil TN

    Red Devil TN Well-Known Member

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    I use it in anything but a vehicle that goes on the road or highway. Sometimes the stuff will throw off the balance and I pay too much money for those tires to use 'em up any quicker. :) That and I actually like repairing regular tires... I know, wierd. lol!