Plugging Jr Slick

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Plugging Jr Slick

Postby gd31 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Done it many of times on big car, but will it work on Jr slicks since we don't do a burnout to melt the plug in i'm a little leary.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby WILD BILL » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:02 pm

I never had that come up (yet smiley-lol ) but if it were mine I would Take to have a patch put in rather then have it plugged and then only if they were relativly new.

Otherwise I would just bite the bullet and replace the pair of them.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby RickSE » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Super Glue will fix a hole in a Jr slick pretty dang good. This was a tip we picked up from jtracr after we came back to our trailer with a RV screw in our slick. Pull the valve stem and let all the air out of the tire. Pinch or fold the hole in the slick open and squirt super glue directly in the hole. I can't remember if aired it up right after or let it sit for a few minutes. It worked great though and got us through the rest of the day until we had time to pop the bead and patch it from inside.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby WILD BILL » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:52 pm

I'll have to remember that little trick.

Not likely with my memory though smiley-lol
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby gd31 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:18 pm

Well I ended up plugging it, and cut it as flush as I could get it. Then took the small hand held propane torch and heated it up a little to melt plug. Held air for 2 day so far, try it this weekend.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby WOLFRACING » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:36 am

We have used plugs. The glue works well without the heat usually. Good to use a razor to cut flush.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby rosco15 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 am

So what happens when the plug comes out and the tire goes flat at speed?????? Probably safer to replace the tire.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby WOLFRACING » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:35 am

rosco15 wrote:So what happens when the plug comes out and the tire goes flat at speed?????? Probably safer to replace the tire.


Maybe safer. Never seen a plug come out on a dragster. Doubt it would go flat instantly. But do what you are comfortable with.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby gd31 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 am

Made 8 passes this weekend and all is good.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby L5 RACING » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:47 pm

I've patch plugged my tire also. Knock on wood over 100 passes later still holding air. I've done the super glue thing also.
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby WOLFRACING » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:32 pm

Certain pending mayhem!
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Re: Plugging Jr Slick

Postby jtracr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:41 pm

We've been Jr racing 15 years with 2-4 cars every year. I can't recall ever going thru a set of slicks without having to super glue them at least once. It does work and works every time, we just did it a few weeks ago. I buy the little single use tubes and keep 6 or so in my trailer. I keep one tube on the golf cart too. We had to repair one in the staging Lane's as the kid was already in the car and suiting up, IT WORKS!
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