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Old 05-13-2016, 02:15 AM   #1
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liquid kevlar tire repair

Anyone out there had experience with, or knowledge of, the liquid Kevlar tire repair stuff? I believe it is called ReSeal.

Our RV dealer mentioned it as they are going to start offering it as one of those "add-on-must-have-to-protect-your-investment" things. Supposedly used by the military and now being sold to the public. Sounds too good to be true:

Instantly repairs any tire puncture up to 1/4 inch diameter, lessening the chance of a blown tire mishap; helps maintain constant tire pressure; keeps wheels balanced; increases the life of the tire; lasts as long as the tire.

Our new RV will be MB 3500 Sprinter based.

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Would that make the tires bullet proof too?
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I would pass. Is there anything the military doesn't use? We had a saying about the ship's I served on during my Navy time "Everything around you was designed and built by the lowest bidder".
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This type of product is really oriented toward off-road use, where the chance of punctures is much higher. The information available on their website (http://www.accellatirefill.com) is incomplete, as it doesn't say what to do with the tire after a puncture occurs. This most likely means that the tire cannot be repaired after a puncture. No tire shop will touch it after liquid sealant is installed. It does state that the tire cannot be balanced after ReSeal has been applied.

After hundreds of thousands of off-road miles in some very nasty terrain, I have a strong preference for actual run-flat tires. With a standard tire, I use one of the repair kits where you insert a plug from the outside. This does, effectively, destroy the tire, just like the various liquid sealants.

Don't be swayed by the "military grade" marketing jargon. We use real run-flats that you would never want in an on-road tire. I have "military grade" socks in my dresser drawer.
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It may work very well in preventing a leak from a road hazard. However it will also void the tire manufacturers warranty. No major brand tire manufacturer will warranty a tire that has been filled with leak preventative.

Note the first line on the website:

The market-leading polyurethane tire filling solution, TyrFil allows industrial equipment to operate over broken glass, nails, sharp metal and rocks without the worry of flat tires. For years, the durability of TyrFil has been proven in thousands of industrial and military applications including construction and mining applications.

Tires sold for these purposes generally have no guarantee related to tread wear life simply because of the terrain they are being used in. If you intend to travel in the same places these machines work it might be worth your time and expense. If not the addition may make it harder to replace tires when the time comes, and make it difficult for a road service company to change a tire should you have a defect.
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A slow leak, like would be filled by the Kevlar stuff, is easily detectable by my TMPS. The kevlar won't do anything for a blowout.
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I would pass. Is there anything the military doesn't use? We had a saying about the ship's I served on during my Navy time "Everything around you was designed and built by the lowest bidder".
Point well taken. I'd want some feedback from actual users before trying this.

What ships were you on? My husband was on the Aspro, fast attack sub, in the early 70's; our son served on the Enterprise - late 90's till 2004 or '05, stationed in Norfolk until discharged.
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This type of product is really oriented toward off-road use, where the chance of punctures is much higher. The information available on their website (Accella Tire Fill • from Accella Tire Fill Systems) is incomplete, as it doesn't say what to do with the tire after a puncture occurs. This most likely means that the tire cannot be repaired after a puncture. No tire shop will touch it after liquid sealant is installed. It does state that the tire cannot be balanced after ReSeal has been applied.

After hundreds of thousands of off-road miles in some very nasty terrain, I have a strong preference for actual run-flat tires. With a standard tire, I use one of the repair kits where you insert a plug from the outside. This does, effectively, destroy the tire, just like the various liquid sealants.

Don't be swayed by the "military grade" marketing jargon. We use real run-flats that you would never want in an on-road tire. I have "military grade" socks in my dresser drawer.
Thank you for your wisdom. We have run-flat tires on our BMW X5 and are pleased with the ride (some say they ride rough, but I don't feel that). Haven't had a flat, so can't speak to their performance when flat.

My husband has military grade socks in his drawer too. He calls them his "SWAT socks"
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A slow leak, like would be filled by the Kevlar stuff, is easily detectable by my TMPS. The kevlar won't do anything for a blowout.
What tire pressure monitoring system do you have? On what type of RV?
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Don't it, especially if you are using aluminum rims, it will eat the aluminum up in the long run just as if you had put acid in your tires.


I've run this stuff in motorcycle tires for long distance rides and yes in will stop a small leak (temporally).


But if you get a real flat or blow out, it will make a big mess on your vehicle and the tire shops hate dealing with a wheel with any sealant of this type in it.


I'm making this statement based on my own experience as a user and as the one who doing the repair after the use.


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Don't it, especially if you are using aluminum rims, it will eat the aluminum up in the long run just as if you had put acid in your tires.


I've run this stuff in motorcycle tires for long distance rides and yes in will stop a small leak (temporally).


But if you get a real flat or blow out, it will make a big mess on your vehicle and the tire shops hate dealing with a wheel with any sealant of this type in it.


I'm making this statement based on my own experience as a user and as the one who doing the repair after the use.


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Wow!!! Sounds like a definite "No" to me. Glad I asked.

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What tire pressure monitoring system do you have? On what type of RV?
Eezrv system. Works great. I have an'05 Discovery diesel pusher
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What tire pressure monitoring system do you have? On what type of RV?
I'll hop in and answer your question. I have a TST-507 TPMS. It is reliable, user can change the batteries in the sensors, and their customer service is second to none.
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My husband has military grade socks in his drawer too. He calls them his "SWAT socks"
Me too! I've still got some "military grade" underwear in my old footlocker in the basement.
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