Fix a Jeep Sidewall in 5 Minutes
This video shows and talks about an area we would like to get into more of which is jeep tires. Many people use jeeps for off-roading which is our area of expertise. It starts out by Andy putting a hole in the jeep tire and goes through the step by step process it takes to use and install our sidewall repair kit properly.
“So Andy here with GlueTread. We’ve been getting a lot of questions on whether our sidewall repair kits work for Jeep tires. So what we’re going to do is we’re actually going to do one right here. Obviously all of our patches are for off-road use only. I realize we’re on pavement, we’re going to be replacing this tire before we drive anywhere. I’m going to go ahead and put a hole in the sidewall and then we’re going to patch it right in front of you. As you can see, this tire is now flat and what we’re going to do is take this sidewall repair kit. This is the best kit for this kind of tire. It’s a little bigger than our external patch kit and what we’re going to do is what’s included in the kit here is your patch, sandpaper, these instructions that are going to go over everything I’m about to do and then obviously the adhesive and the applicator tips. The first thing that you’re going to want to do is make sure that your area is clean. Obviously, this tire is already clean. I’m going to go ahead and cut the tip off of this adhesive and then put this applicator tip on. The first step to this whole thing is actually putting adhesive right onto the damaged portion of the tire. I’ll actually pull that out a little bit so I can get a good view at it and just drop adhesive right here onto the damaged area. So once that's back, I’m going to push it together and hold it to try and get that even right there. You hold that for about 10 seconds or so and let it get the initial cure and you’re good. From here, what I’m going to do is use the sandpaper that’s included in the kits and i'm going to sand all around this so we have a smooth surface all around this area. Once you’ve got that sanded down pretty well, we actually include four pieces of sandpaper use as much you want. Once you get that sanded down pretty well, what you’ll do is kind of take your patch and figure out where you want it. Now you want at least a quarter inch around the damage everywhere. If you can get more, like a half inch, that’s better. You can see i’ll go you know somewhere like this and kind of make a line here that i’ll be cutting. You can actually cut this with a pocket knife or whatever you might have. I have a pair of scissors here that i’ll be using today. It might take one or two cuts but you can see that works just fine. Once you get it here, what you’ll actually want to do is take a marker or something like that and mark the edges. You’ll want to put this up and mark the edges here on where your patch is going to go so that you know where to put your adhesive. There’s two ways to do this depending on how big your patch is. If you’re using a full patch, we have another process for that and I'll put a link for that video. For this one, it’s kind of a smaller patch, i’ll just probably put it right on. It doesn’t need to be quite that long there. Something kind of like that, maybe one more trim here. So there you have it, like I said you can use a marker if you have it, I'm just marking with my nail here but now what i’m going to do is put drops of adhesive. It’s important that you use drops and not just a full layer. I’m just going to put the drops of adhesive here around the corners that I had marked and I’ll do this the whole way around the area where the patch will be applied. We have information in the instructions that’ll tell you about how much per square inch and all that but you want to look pretty much something like that. From there, I’m going to go and take the patch and just apply it right here and I'll go ahead and hold that for 30 seconds. Now the initial cure time for this adhesive is 30 seconds. Before you put air in it, we recommend that you wait an hour. There is a different option for this and that is this accelerator. It’s also available on our website. I’ll be using that shortly and that actually makes the adhesive cure immediately. I’ve kind of got an initial cure here so you can see that’s staying. One thing I’ll do before I use any of the accelerators is I make sure that our edges are down so I might come in and put a few more drops here just to make sure that all of the edges are going to hold tight. Like I said, that’ll normally take an hour to cure but since we’re gonna do this all in one shot we’re gonna go ahead and use our accelerator and this will actually cure like literally immediately. You want to spray the edges of the patch the whole way around just like that and then let it sit for about 20 seconds. We have a compressor here that’s already loaded up so we’re going to go ahead and start adding air back to the tire. As you can see by looking at the bottom of the tire, it is holding air. We’ll see if this compressor has enough air in it to get us up. If not, we’ll blow it up off camera. It sounds like we’re running out of compressor, so we’re going to blow the rest of it off camera and we’ll come back and show you how it looks. You might be able to hear that we’re actually losing some air right here. If this is the case where maybe I didn’t put enough adhesive on that edge, what we’re going to do is drop some adhesive in where you can hear the air is coming, and then I’ll hold it down like that. You want to make sure you get the adhesive all the way through there and then hold it down for a second and then give it a spray. So we filled the rest of the tire up off camera. As you can see it’s holding the air. We are at 21.2 psi now and it's holding just fine. We appreciate you taking the time to watch the video and we’ll be coming out with more stuff soon! Thanks.”
Sidewall Repair Durability Test with GlueTread
This video shows and talks about the questions people have with the overall durability of the sidewall repair kit. Andy puts a slash in his ATV tires and repairs it using the sidewall seal mini and shows how if it is put on correctly, it will last.
“Hello this is Andy with GlueTread. We have been getting a lot of questions online of whether the patch is going to stay on the outside of the tire after you’ve put it on. We’re going to be doing a lot of riding this weekend so I’m actually going to start my weekend by putting a hole in the sidewall of the tire right here. Then we’re going to patch it and see how it holds up throughout the weekend. As you can see the patch is still here and it’s holding strong so that’s after three days of riding and tens of miles. Hopefully that answers some of your questions on the durability of the patch and we appreciate you taking the time to watch.”
(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!
Feel free to leave some comments below, we would love to hear your thoughts on this new innovation!