Thread: Plugging a tire
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #14
Bigger Al
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Originally Posted by LittleRedToyota View Post
a guy i know who owns a tire shop told me not to do both. (or, if i want both, to buy those plugs that have a patch attached to them you insert from the inside).

he said if you use both a plug and a patch, you can get air trapped between the plug and the patch...when the tire gets hot, the air expands, and causes either the patch or the plug (or both) to leak.

is that really an issue? if so, is there anything special you do to prevent it?

There should be no issues with that at all. I've been doing it for a living for 22 years with zero problems. Personally, I do not bother with a plug unless the hole is 1/4" or larger.
People have good luck with the plug patches, but I've not used them very often.
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