Originally Posted by mojoracing
Another problem with plugs is that when reaming out the hole, they can damage the steel cords in the tire which will eventually cause big problems.
Now I find this interesting. In one video posted on this thread, part of the "correct" repair was to ream out the hole with a drill powered reamer.
Maybe I am being stubborn, but the "proper" repair shown in the video is very similar to a plug.
1. Ream the hole
2. Fill the void (with a rubber plug)
3. Scuff the inside of the tire and apply a patch
To me it seams like the difference is a flat patch vs. a mushroom shaped patch to prevent air loss