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 Post subject: Homebrew Sealant
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:24 am 
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I've been using a homebrew sealant that combines Slime for tubless tires, RV antifreeze, latex caulk, and glitter (the kids love helping me add the glitter :D ). I'm about due to mix up another batch and will take photos when I do. Is anyone else doing the homebrew sealant? What are you using and how well do you like it?

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I am not currently using any. I need to finish off my bottle of Stans and then I might think about some homebrew. Your formula seems pretty simple. I have seen some that are pages long and require a Haz-mat suit to mix (I am exaggerating). My issue is that I research too much and by the timeI find a formula I like I will have already bought another bottle of Stans. I have also seen some cyclists that swear by the Slime "Pro". Any experience with that?

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Anyone tried the caffelatex juice?

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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marpilli wrote:
What are you using and how well do you like it?


1:ATV slime, 2:RV antifreeze, and 1:latex mold builder. The slime seems to have sufficient chunks so I don't add glitter, pepper, silica beads, etc.

Note the antifreeze is not the coolant/antifreeze used in automobile cooling systems. It's used to keep freshwater lines in boats, RVs, etc. from freezing and is non-toxic. It's less than $5/gal at camping & boating stores.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I went straight from Slime to the homebrew. So, I don't have any experience with Stan's or Caffe Latex.

The formula I use is one part latex, one part slime (for tubeless tires), two parts RV antifreeze, and a generous helping of large and small glitter (color not important ;) ).

The RV / Marine Antifreeze is non-toxic and comes in a gallon container. The latex caulk literally says "Latex Caulk" and costs about a dollar. All three are available at WalMart dirt cheap.

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When you use a caulk gun to dispense the caulk into a container (I use an old orange juice container), remove the caulk tube and use the hollow of the back to measure one part slime and two parts antifreeze. Quick and easy.

You'll have to shake vigorously the first time to get the caulk to mix with the antifreeze and slime. When I start to run low I just squeeze in another tube of caulk (into the same container) and then add more slime, antifreeze, glitter, and shake.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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How and why does this formula work better?


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Work better than what? I only have experience with uncut slime and my homebrew. It may not work "better" than anything. :lol:

But, I can tell you I've had a lot of large thorns in my tires and my homebrew sealed around them and got me out of the woods without a single flat. So, for me, it works great and is cheap. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Cool! I'm the opposite in that I've only used tubes and UST with Stan's.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I like the idea of dryer lint. I think the Slime has some fibrous material already, though, so it may be redundant.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Paul, if you'd like to give the homebrew a try I'd be happy to give you 8oz or so. Same goes for anyone else. But, I'd have to ship it to ya. ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I mixed up about a gallon of home brew a couple of years ago, minus the glitter. Except I used Latex Mold Builder from Hobby-Lobby, instead of latex caulk. In my expierience, it wasn't any better or worse than Stan's, just a lot cheaper. For about the same $$ as a quart of Stan's, I yeilded about a gallon of home brew.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Quick price calculation. I can't remember the exact cost (I'll document it on the next batch) of each item.

10oz tube of "latex caulk" ~ $1.00
24oz bottle of Slime tire sealant ~ $10.00
128oz (1 gal) of RV antifreeze ~ $5.00
glitter ~ ??? (can't recall, was cheap)

10oz caulk + 10 oz Slime + 20oz antifreeze = ~ $6.00 for 40 oz of homebrew sealant.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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:lol: I gotta 40 of homebrew for ya... I'll even put it in a paper bag...

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I am mixing my brew "as we speak". I plan to document the process from T0 to the first ride and to compile a short article for noobs like me. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I guess I'm gonna have to try some home brew...


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Something's brewin'! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Lookin' good! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Appreciate y'all sharing, find this all interesting, yet have not strayed from Stan's.
Fill w/ 2 scoops then top off with 2 oz. every couple of months to find ginormous boogers.
Happy so far with no flats, a few burps, never thought about the $, yet do wonder if..

Does homebrew evaporate as quickly, and will it patch a larger holes, or sidewalls?
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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Mine has glitter! :D

No boogers, to date. I can't remember when I last topped it off. I'll take a more scientific approach to it this summer and document how much I add and how often.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Mine is not very chunky.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Sti wrote:
I am mixing my brew "as we speak". I plan to document the process from T0 to the first ride and to compile a short article for noobs like me. :)

Where's that How-To??? Priorities! Get 'em straight! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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marpilli wrote:
Sti wrote:
I am mixing my brew "as we speak". I plan to document the process from T0 to the first ride and to compile a short article for noobs like me. :)

Where's that How-To??? Priorities! Get 'em straight! :lol:


Yea I know. I had to wait for a syringe to arrive, I learned without it the process is ... ummm ... messy, then came a bunch of long days in the office, and a mild flu, and a snow storm with 18 inches of snow... I suck! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Sti wrote:
marpilli wrote:
Sti wrote:
I am mixing my brew "as we speak". I plan to document the process from T0 to the first ride and to compile a short article for noobs like me. :)

Where's that How-To??? Priorities! Get 'em straight! :lol:


Yea I know. I had to wait for a syringe to arrive, I learned without it the process is ... ummm ... messy, then came a bunch of long days in the office, and a mild flu, and a snow storm with 18 inches of snow... I suck! :lol:


I fail to see the problem here. Do we get a how-to or not?

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Sti wrote:
marpilli wrote:
Sti wrote:
I am mixing my brew "as we speak". I plan to document the process from T0 to the first ride and to compile a short article for noobs like me. :)

Where's that How-To??? Priorities! Get 'em straight! :lol:


Yea I know. I had to wait for a syringe to arrive, I learned without it the process is ... ummm ... messy, then came a bunch of long days in the office, and a mild flu, and a snow storm with 18 inches of snow... I suck! :lol:


Your local walmart sells these for less than five bucks in the automotive section.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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There is no such thing as "my local walmart" in most places around Boston! :lol: Even if the distances are not huge here, the traffic makes it hard to "just jump in one" unless you plan to spend a few hours with such an endeavor. I got me the same syringe at Amazon though and I finally used it with success a few hours ago. The article is progressing somehow, at this moment I have almost 1800 words and 20 pictures in the draft. :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Some of those concoctions look delicious!


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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I'd be curious to know if the home made brews have a better change out interval vs Stan's.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew Sealant
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Or lower freezing temp :)


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