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Old 01-17-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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I ordered a set of the Enkei RP02's from edge racing bundled with Falken 451 tires. They are going to be my summer set of wheels and I am going to use the stockers for winter. I have been applying Mequires #20 polymer sealant to help protect them from brake dust and the dust from my gravel road. Today I was polishing the wax residue off and I lightly pushed one wheel away to start on the next. The wheel I lightly pushed rolls slowly across the garage floor hits a large socket and tips over face first onto the floor. I freak out thinking I just scratched my wheel. I hear air rushing out of the tire. I pick the wheel and tire up and there is one of the old style metal oil cans/dispensers stuck into the sidewall of the brand new, never touched the pavement, tire. The oil can was one of those that you click on the bottom end to dispense the oil out of a long pointy end on the top. I assume that there is no way to save this tire right? It is a rather small hole in the middle of the side wall. When I pulled the oil can out of the tire the now pressurized oil can spewed oil all over the freshly waxed wheel and every thing else in that area of the garage. I am worried that even if I were to get the tire patched the oil that might have gotten into the tire will cause the tire to fail prematurely because of dry rot. Is this a possibility?
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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I don't think you can repair holes in the sidewall properly.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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no repair for that type of damage
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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I was hoping, since it was such a small hole, it would be able to be repaired. Why is a hole in the tread repairable but a hole in the side wall is not?
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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Sidewalls do not have as much reinforcement as the tread and are also subject to folding in corners which would probably shoot a plug across the road. This is the same reason you often cannot plug a hole close to the edge of the tread. The edges get subjected to high cornering loads and could spit the plug out in a tight corner.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:32 PM   #6
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Is there anything that I can do with this tire? Is it just a big black paper weight? I'd hate to think that one mishap cost me a brand new tire. I have already ordered the new tire.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:50 PM   #7
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Throw them in the dumpster and get some new onez!
Then sheet all over your hands
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:29 AM   #8
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Go to a local discount tire and buy certificates for the tires, they'll cover you in situations like that.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:45 AM   #9
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Throw them in the dumpster and get some new onez!
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...are you the same troll that runs 22psi???
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