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Re: Pug or Patch? (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on March 30, 1999 at 12:47:19:

In Reply to: Pug or Patch? posted by Trex on March 30, 1999 at 12:37:52:

: The screw in the tread was not long, it didn't go through, and the tire held air. Removal of the screww, of course, was done at a tire center. Interesting thing, though: the manager said they don't plug tires anymore, they patch them. Is this just a matter of charging $18.00 instead of $5.00? Is patching better? I know how a plug works, is the patch similar? Is it put on with the tire still on the rim? Your thoughts and comments are welcomed.

patching is vastly superior to plug and must be done from the inside with the tire off the rim


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