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Old 02-16-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Fix-A-Flat in cold temperatures...?

Has anybody ever tried using Fix-A-Flat in sub-freezing temperatures (around 10 to 30 degrees F)?


Does it work okay?





^For the effort...
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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fix a flat doesn't do anything except destroy rims and tires
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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You are a lazy bastard.

http://www.fixaflat.com/Contact.htm

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Old 02-16-2007, 01:04 PM   #5
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fix a flat doesn't do anything except destroy rims and tires


.........so, that's a no?
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:06 PM   #6
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You are a lazy bastard.

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Thanks, Chief! Their operators are not standing by...
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:12 PM   #7
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fix a flat doesn't do anything except destroy rims and tires
i disagree... when I was dirt-broke-ass-poor trying to make it through school I at one point had ALL 4 of my cars tires filled with fix-a-flat... I drove it like that for months until I had enough cash to buy new tires.

When I brought the car in to get the tires put on the mechanic dude was all pissy with me because he had to basically unglue the tires from the rim

can't help you with the tempature thing though... that was in south florida where there is only one season.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:43 AM   #8
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i disagree... when I was dirt-broke-ass-poor trying to make it through school I at one point had ALL 4 of my cars tires filled with fix-a-flat... I drove it like that for months until I had enough cash to buy new tires.

When I brought the car in to get the tires put on the mechanic dude was all pissy with me because he had to basically unglue the tires from the rim

can't help you with the tempature thing though... that was in south florida where there is only one season.
funny, i replaced a $178 tire tonight that had a puncture that was repairable because they put a $10 can of fix-a-flat in rather then pay $20 to have the tire fixed correctly
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:25 AM   #9
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funny, i replaced a $178 tire tonight that had a puncture that was repairable because they put a $10 can of fix-a-flat in rather then pay $20 to have the tire fixed correctly
I agree, that crap is worthless. I'd rather drive on a flat tire.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:34 AM   #10
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I'd rather use my puncture repair kit and fix it myself.

Quick, cheap, permanent.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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I'd rather use my puncture repair kit and fix it myself.

Quick, cheap, permanent.
That's your best bet. Said kits can be had at Autozone and Walmart so you really don't have an excuse (they aren't that much more than a can of fix-a-flat either). If you can't fix it with the kit (i.e. on the sidewall, etc) your best bet is to just replace the tyre. Also I have ran into problems with fix-a-flat throwing off the balancing and like others have already mentioned, the tyre-monkeys will hate you for it as it is a SOB to clean up.

Lastly I'd never use it in a set of rims I really liked regardless of the situation.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:57 AM   #12
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funny, i replaced a $178 tire tonight that had a puncture that was repairable because they put a $10 can of fix-a-flat in rather then pay $20 to have the tire fixed correctly
And how exactly do you propose fixing a tire when you are stuck in the middle of nowhere after hours with no tire places even remotely close by??
You drive on a flat too long and changes are it might separate from the rim, causing lots more problems for you.

I always keep a can of the stuff in my trunk for emergencies.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #13
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And how exactly do you propose fixing a tire when you are stuck in the middle of nowhere after hours with no tire places even remotely close by??
You drive on a flat too long and changes are it might separate from the rim, causing lots more problems for you.

I always keep a can of the stuff in my trunk for emergencies.
spare tires and plug kits are a MUCH better alternative...and plugs can even temporarily fix sidewall issues, at least long enough.

Everyone should have a small compressor and spare tire in the trunk.
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #14
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Well, it worked... Then I drove it down to the Sunoco and put 40lbs of air into it. Did this yesterday and the tire looks healthy after a long cold stretch. My car was lodged in/on 8 inches of ice, so I didn't feel like trying to jack it up.

This is for a cheap studded snow on my stock rims. I'll ride them out for the season, but I will heed the advice of HndaTch627 and get an air compressor to tye down in the boot.

So, Fix-A-Flat does indeed work in cold conditions (around 20 degrados). Yay.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:21 PM   #15
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Should work for the temperatures.

The guys that run screw tires use it to seal them up and tahts for ice racing. Thats my plan when I finish mine up since I think tubes would get torn up by the screw heads over time.

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Old 02-17-2007, 09:03 PM   #16
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To answer the question, you're supposed to warm the can up and then use it. Read the directions...
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