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These plugs were discussed here a couple weeks ago by Fred and others. Since that time, I've been thinking about getting them and noticed today that they have a $1 shipping deal going on until the end of the month. I just ordered the tool and extra plugs.

Just wanted to let anyone else that might be interested know about the sale.
 

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These plugs were discussed here a couple weeks ago by Fred and others. Since that time, I've been thinking about getting them and noticed today that they have a $1 shipping deal going on until the end of the month. I just ordered the tool and extra plugs.

Just wanted to let anyone else that might be interested know about the sale.
Thank you very much.
 

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Supplying a link is easy and polite, too.

http://www.dynaplug.com/

Thanks for the tip. I just bought a Combo 2..... some holes are just too small for ropes.
 

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+1 thanks ;)
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Thanks I ordered one. I can't drive to the Harber Freight store and back for $1.00
 

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Although I wish for none of you folks to have any need of this kit after you order it; if/when you do, please do give us reports of ease of install, how the repair holds-up, and how well vulcanized the plug is when the tire is eventually dismounted. One of the features of the mushroom type plugs such as Stop 'n Go brand that I have found to be troublesome is that they seem to rely upon the mechanical resistance of the "head" to keep them from coming out. In auto tire service, I have had that type of plug come out anyway and sometimes the tire carcass chokes the plug in half, decapitating the "head" -- then the plug body migrated out or leaked slowly. I have no idea if that will be a possibility with this arrow headed type of plug. Look forward to reports after actual use. The applicaton tool looks good.

I am currently using the reddish brown sticky rope plugs with vulcanizing solvent. These have been very reliable and the only drawback is having to use the puncture rasp to enlarge small punctures so that the plug can be inserted; I'm just not happy doing that, but it is necessary if the puncture is smaller than the insert tool plus a bit.

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Harbor freight list the Dyna plug online at 14.99 for the kit..

dang good deal from dyna plug site with the 1 dollar shipping.

I ordered
 

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Although I wish for none of you folks to have any need of this kit after you order it; if/when you do, please do give us reports of ease of install, how the repair holds-up, and how well vulcanized the plug is when the tire is eventually dismounted. One of the features of the mushroom type plugs such as Stop 'n Go brand that I have found to be troublesome is that they seem to rely upon the mechanical resistance of the "head" to keep them from coming out. In auto tire service, I have had that type of plug come out anyway and sometimes the tire carcass chokes the plug in half, decapitating the "head" -- then the plug body migrated out or leaked slowly. I have no idea if that will be a possibility with this arrow headed type of plug. Look forward to reports after actual use. The applicaton tool looks good.

I am currently using the reddish brown sticky rope plugs with vulcanizing solvent. These have been very reliable and the only drawback is having to use the puncture rasp to enlarge small punctures so that the plug can be inserted; I'm just not happy doing that, but it is necessary if the puncture is smaller than the insert tool plus a bit.

prs
PRS, I have now repaired two tires with the Dyna Plug kit and it worked real well on both occasions. I even have a photo of one of the tires I plugged after the section of the plug was cut out of the carcass. The DynaPlugs are nothing like the StopNGo kit (that I think is junk). They vulcanize to the rubber just like the Camel brand orange rope plugs do, but they do it without needing glue.

I also still carry the regular rope plugs as well, cause the DynaPlugs appear to only be good for smaller holes, even though they say you can put up to four in one puncture. I would just rather use a regular rope plug if the hole is too large for the DynaPlug. Also, I no longer use the rasp to do tire repairs with rope plugs at all. I just lube the rope plug with glue and push it in.

This is a DynaPlug after about 1000 miles.



 

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Thanks for the heads up! I just ordered the Combo 2.
There's no way I could make the round trip to Harbor Freight for $1.
 

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....The DynaPlugs are nothing like the StopNGo kit (that I think is junk).....
FWIW....

I have a StopNGo kit with the mushroom plugs that I've not used yet.

However, I have an older kit that is a StopNGo-type kit (not sure what the brand name is....it seems generic) that I got from JCW years ago. It has a large plunger tool that looks sort of like a gun. I used to carry this kit with me before I got the smaller StopNGo kit.

I used the mushroom plugs to plug about six holes with the older (generic) kit. I had some trouble at first. Then, I discovered that I had better success when I liberally applied motor oil to the plug AFTER I had applied the glue. Don't ask me why, I'm just telling you what worked. I'm not a polymer chemist.

Anyway, I remember that, when I changed those tires that had been so plugged, the mushroom head had melded into the inside of the tire carcass in a way that made it impossible to pull it away from the rest of the tire. I guess you could say it vulcanized. I thought this was pretty sh*t hot.

Having said that, I've not yet had the "opportunity" to test out the StopNGo kit on steel-belted radial tires. So, perhaps what Fred said will still hold true for me.
 

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Fred;

That made a neat repair! On really small holes, even with a liberal slather of rubber solvent, I have not been able to easily push the sticky ropes in without the rasp. I do use a small diamond cut type rasp. I'm with you regarding not making the puncture any large if possible. I do have some smaller sticky rope plugs as we discussed some time back, but that repair you show now is apparently a good option for the small perfs. Knocking on wood; I have not had to plug a tire recently.

Digger! Dude! How 'ntarnation didya come to put motor oil on a tire plug. That is so counter intuitive! Dang, do ya reckon usp glycerin or glycol would be lube too that would not interfere with vulcanizing (I am not sure the solvent glue process is true vulcanizing anyway -- I think the real deal needs sulfur and heat. Remember the good ole red rubber hot patches with nitrated paper backing that we used to light with match to seal?) I've got an old tire in the shop that I may make a practice plug on with that technique, 'cept I don't allo no danged Stop'nGo plugs on my place! :)

prs
 

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How would this effect dyna-beads in your tire? Would the beads stick to the plug?
The dyna plugs has a metal cone head that is pulled back against the tire leaving unexposed sticky substance.
 

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Well with so much "good words", I just ordered it. Did use the old "stop n plug", on a car tire with ford escort. Helps but still slow leak, did I mention "OLD", about 20 year aged kit. From my younger days riding, figure this was the first time I had use for it so tried it. Thanks again for the "news" of good value item.
 

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.....Digger! Dude! How 'ntarnation didya come to put motor oil on a tire plug. That is so counter intuitive! Dang, do ya reckon usp glycerin or glycol would be lube too that would not interfere with vulcanizing (I am not sure the solvent glue process is true vulcanizing anyway -- I think the real deal needs sulfur and heat. Remember the good ole red rubber hot patches with nitrated paper backing that we used to light with match to seal?) I've got an old tire in the shop that I may make a practice plug on with that technique, 'cept I don't allo no danged Stop'nGo plugs on my place! :)

prs
It's called serendipity, my friend. It happens when you get desperate and are willing to try anything.

It works.

BTW, the invention of vulcanization itself was a bit serendipitous.
 

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How about mineral spirits for lube? I use it to put golf grips on and they slide right on and then it dries out and the adhesive keeps them on.

I have ropes in my kit, but I also have the mushroom plugs and the gun. I have not needed to use anything yet, but I am prepared.
 
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BOO! I didn't like dyna plugs price so I headed for HF, they were out of stock. Got some from Amazon.com for the same price as HF ($20.00) but it took 6 days for them to get here. Gotta love it when you get charged 5 or 6 bucks for shipping you a product that cost them 0.50 cents to send. :evil:

So I got it and found the nail was only 1/8 inch long. :evil:

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Curses!
 
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