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.
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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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