(Tire)d of Tire Damage?
Tire damage can be one of the most annoying and frequent needs for repair to your Tractor, ATV, UTV, or Side-by-Side vehicle. If you think about it, the tires are (hopefully) the only part of your vehicle that come in contact with the ground, so it’s no surprise that we often find ourselves dealing with punctures, slices, and holes in the sidewall and treaded area.
It’s probably happened to you more than you’d like to admit: you’re out working in the field or tearing up some trails when you have a nail or sharp rock slash right through your tire. Tire repair, however, can be complex. Do you use plugs? Do you remove the tire from the rim and use an internal patch? If it’s the sidewall, is there anything that you can do at all?
Maybe you don’t have the time to buy new tires. With tire prices being so steep these days, you might be looking for a more wallet friendly option. Maybe you are in a place where getting a tire isn’t even an option regardless of time or money. So where do you go from here? What’s the best way to repair a slice or puncture in your off-road tire?
The solution is simple: with the GlueTread family of products, sidewall repair couldn’t be easier. Our kits are designed with your needs in mind, so you can get back to the dirt as fast as possible. Don’t believe us? Check out the videos on our website’s homepage or head over to our YouTube channel!
Side-by-Side and UTV sidewall repair
Curious as to how best to repair your tire’s sidewall on your UTV or side by side? We’re here to tell you! All you need is the GlueTread family of products, with them, sidewall repair is a breeze.
Everyone who has spent time on a UTV or side-by-side has experienced the headache of a flat tire. Whether you are riding the trail or working from your vehicle, GlueTread’s mindset is to return you to your task as quickly as possible. Unlike our competition, our family of products offers repair capabilities for punctures and sliced on both the tire’s treaded area and the sidewall. Pick up an External Patch Kit and whether you’re working or recreating- if something goes wrong, you’ll be in good shape. At the end of the day, our kits at GlueTread are the top-tier method for repairing your UTV’s or side-by side sidewall damage.
Click the button below to check out our youtube channel, showing several examples of how our products work!
Are you ready to join us in extending the life of damaged tires? For additional information regarding the best way to repair any slices or punctures in the sidewall of your UTV or side-by-side, visit www.GlueTread.com and the information you’ll need is on our homepage. You’ll be astounded at just how efficient our technique for repairing a puncture or slice in the sidewall of your UTV, Side-by-Side, or ATV is. So now if a situation comes up where you’re left thinking, “What is the easiest way to fix any slice in the sidewall of my UTV tire?” you have all the information you need.
ATV Sidewall Repair- yep, it's that easy!
Are you wondering how to repair the sidewall of your ATV? You’ve come to the right place! With the GlueTread family of products, sidewall repair has never been easier. A frequent problem in the community of go-getters that we serve is punctures in the tire’s treaded area. An equally common issue is damage to the sidewall of these tires. Until now, there has been no solution for this common misfortune.
Here at GlueTread, our goal is simple- to get you back on trail as quickly as possible. Unlike our competitors, our External Patch Kit and related products offer protection for damage to both the treaded area AND the sidewall. On top of that, there is no need to remove the tire from the vehicle! Now you know that when nature throws a wrench (or a nail for that matter) in your plans, you’ll be covered, knowing that GlueTread is the best method for repairing your ATV’s sidewall damage.
Below, you will find a customer submitted video from a loyal GlueTread user. In this video, you will see that the rider punctured the sidewall of his ATV while riding some trails in Ohio. After doing some research, he found GlueTread and the rest is history. Check it out for yourself!
So what are you waiting for? For more information on how to repair a slice or puncture in your ATV sidewall visit www.GlueTread.com or check out our store! You’ll be amazed at just how swift and systematic our method for fixing a slice or puncture in the sidewall of your Side-by-Side and UTV vehicle is. So now if you ever find yourself asking, “What’s the best way to plug any cut in the sidewall of my ATV tire?” you know what the answer is.
Popular YouTube Creator Gives GlueTread the “Seal” of Approval
Josh Draper, aka Stoney Ridge Farmer, is all in on everything GlueTread! I
n his September 1st video entitled “Fix a Flat Tire the EASY WAY!” Josh examines the quality and efficiency of fixing a puncture in the sidewall of his John Deere Gator using the GlueTread External Patch Kit. In the video, he creates a puncture in the sidewall of his tire using a screwdriver, which he definitely didn’t recommend users doing. However, that was pretty much the only thing that he didn’t want his viewers to emulate: after going through all the right steps in applying the patch to his vehicle, Josh gave the External Patch Kit a perfect review, throwing out beaming reviews like “It works” and “Awesome.”
Stoney Ridge Farmer rounded out the video by tearing up his tires in his yard: driving through bumpy patches of mud and braking quickly in his gravel driveway, but as much as he tried, the GlueTread External Patch stayed on the sidewall of his tire, and it’ll do the same for yours.
With this review from Stoney Ridge Farmer, there is no doubt that GlueTread has cemented itself as the top tier of off-road tire repair products!
To watch Stoney Ridge Farmer’s video, click the link below!
And be sure to check out GlueTread’s YouTube channel as well!
The Negative Effects of a Bald Tire
Usually when I think of balding, “tire” is not the first thing that comes to mind. Personal hair woes aside though, the life cycle of a tire is something off-road vehicle owners must not disregard. Just as routine maintenance is necessary on the other integral parts of a tractor or ATV, the tires of said vehicle must be examined as well- because if the tires aren’t functioning properly, the whole system will be thrown off. It is important to remember that as tires reach the end of their life cycle on a vehicle, they can get quite costly: both for the owner’s wallet and the owner’s safety.
The wear and tear on a tire is inevitable- especially for users that are working the whole day on a farm or tearing up trails on an ATV or UTV. There’s no way to halt the tire life cycle, but there is a way to extend it (more on that later). When a tire is at the end of its natural life cycle though, immediate action is required. If the tire has lost all or the majority of its tread, owners will find that the wheels on the vehicle consume much more fuel than a tire in working condition. You may think that buying a new tire is costly, but all that excess fuel you’re wasting isn’t exactly cheap either. Fuel isn’t the only danger that comes with balding tires, though. In addition, worn-out tires are much more prone to slipping in the conditions that off-road vehicles most commonly find themselves in. Because of this, the operator of the vehicle is at a significantly higher risk than if they were to use the vehicle with tires that have working tread. Again, however, the large price tag on a new tire or set of tires may even be enough reason to sway an owner enough to sacrifice their own safety. If that’s the case with your situation, or you are someone who wants to be prepared for anything, look no further than the GlueTread family of products.
For a mere fraction of the cost of purchasing a new tire, the GlueTread Rubber Repair Kit, Rubber Fix-It Kit, and Traction Repair Kit all have the necessary components to make your tire work as good as new: keeping your fuel bill low and your risk of danger even lower. If the problem with your tire goes deeper than treading and you find a puncture or slice, the External Patch Kit is perfect for you. For more information on how our kits work, you can visit the “How-To” component of our website. Stay safe, stay prepared. At GlueTread, we’re not just reinventing off-road tire repair, we’re pioneering it.
The History of Tires and Repair
If you have seen the cartoon The Flintstones, you would know that tires were invented by Fred Flintstone in the caveman era. Believe it or not, after some highly scientific research here at GlueTread, we found out that that is actually factually inaccurate (Only the most detailed of research for our customers).
Tires evolved from wooden wheels for wagons, when workers called wheelwrights would band leather and metal around the sides of a wheel in order to give it more stability and durability during a trip. Later, in 1847, Robert William Thompson developed what is believed to be the first patent for a tire-like device. It wouldn’t be for 41 years later though, in 1888, when the first tire would go into production in Ireland. John Boyd Dunlop, who owned a successful veterinary clinic, took the measures in an effort to combat the headaches of his young son Johnnie, who had trouble riding his tricycle on the rough streets near their house. Dunlop would go on to create the Dunlop Tire Company with fellow tire enthusiast Scot Robert William Thomson of London, who he had battled with for the patent of the tire before teaming up. It didn’t take long for the tire industry to take off afterwards with the implementation of new manufacturing techniques, like the rubber vulcanization process, founded by Charles Goodyear, the namesake of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Nowadays, the tire industry has expanded to cover everything: from Radio-Controlled toy cars to Combines in the fields we harvest to off-road vehicles like tractors and ATVs. And of course, these vehicles’ tires often need repairing! Check out our How-To page for more information on the most efficient way to repair a tire or sidewall on your off-road vehicle!
How to put new tread on your old tire!
In today’s blog we will show you how to apply the new tread to an existing tire.
First you want to select the area the tire that needs to be improved. Make sure that all nicks and gouges are sanded flat so that the new tread can maximize rubber to rubber contact with the existing tire.
Once you have prepared the area that you will be adding the new tread to, add adhesive to the new tread with the provided applicator tips. See the image below for example of what this should look like.
Remember, adding more adhesive does not work better. To achieve maximum hold strength, do not use more adhesive than what is suggested in the graphic above.
After the adhesive is applied, place the new tread on the existing tire and hold it firmly for 10 seconds.
Keep an eye out for a small bead of adhesive that will form around the edges of the new tread as seen in the image below.
After the tread has been applied, allow one hour for the adhesive to cure before returning the tractor to normal use.
Thanks for reading! Check out the link to our full how-to page here.
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How to patch a tire without removing it from the rim!
Tire damage is inevitable regardless of how careful or experienced you are.
Whether you are on a tractor, ATV or UTV; damage from a nail, antler or piece of debris can prove costly and interrupt your day.
Here at GlueTread, we are excited to introduce our new external patch kit. You are now able to repair slices, punctures and even sidewall damage on any tubeless tire.
The best part, there is no need to remove the damaged tire from the vehicle!
GlueTread is ideal for tractors, combines, ATVs, UTVs, and other off-highway tubeless tires.
Keep a kit in your truck, tractor, atv or utv in case of emergency.
Here’s how it works:
Notice the severe damage to this sidewall. Start by applying adhesive to the edge of the damaged area.
Use a knife or other tool to bring the edges together, then wipe any excess adhesive from the sidewall.
Use the included piece of sandpaper to remove any smeared adhesive, tire lettering, nicks or gouges. It is important that your rubber surface is smooth, clean and dry.
Select a patch slightly larger than the damaged area, place the patch on the tire and mark the edges.
Apply small drops of adhesive to the tire using the provided applicator tips. Then, place the patch on the prepared area and hold firmly for 30 seconds.
Allow the patch to dry for one hour and return the vehicle to normal use.
The GlueTread exterior patch kit is simple, fast and reliable. There is no longer a need to remove the tire from the vehicle so fix your damaged tire on the spot.
Check out the External Patch Kit by clicking here!
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How strong is GlueTread???
A lot of people have been asking does the GlueTread adhesive really hold the tread onto the tire? We are here to say yes it does!
In the video above we show how to take tread and the adhesive and add traction to your tire.
The first thing that we are going to do is take a 3 inch tread and add several drops of adhesive to it. See the diagram below for instruction on exactly how much adhesive to add.
We then apply the tread directly to the tire.
See the diagram below for instructions on where to place the new lug on the tire.
As you will see, we hold this tread on the tire for 30 seconds. We have the stopwatch running in the background so you can see for yourself. Normally, we let the adhesive cure for one hour but in this video, we wanted to show you the strength of the adhesive after curing for less than one minute.
Watch as Dave tries to remove the new tread with channel locks.
When you are using this kit on your tire, allow the bond to cure for one hour before returning the vehicle to normal use. In this video, you will see the strength of adhesive after just 60 seconds!
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