Thread: Tire Repair???
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=AviatorTroy;20031339]Mushroom plugs suck. [QUOTE]

Uh, no. They are a more elegant repair than the rope and don't leak when used correctly. I've run a shop where we installed ropes routinely. Ropes will leak because they don't conform to the hole very well because they are stiff, comparitively. They don't seal the bore of the hole every time either. Water can get between the plies as it leaks into the hole from the tread.

The mushroom types are softer and will conform to the hole more successfully. Mushrooms, however, won't work in less regularly shaped hole bores as well as ropes. That's the reason I carry ropes, too.

BTW! I don't think anyone would call you wishy washy.
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