Yup: didn't think of acetone in my first post.
It's quick clean, fast to evaporate.
Lets the glue dry and with residue from sanding gone patch should stick like
a million bucks.
If your patches have good adhesion, they may stick w/o glue, never tried
that. I always used some cement to get the seal.
Palos Verdes Estates
>> Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:00:18 -0700
>> From: verktyg <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CR] Tire repair history
>> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>> I had 2 flats this past Saturday. The first flat was caused by a goat
>> head in my front tire, the second by a glass shard in the rear.
>> I only carry 1 spare tube so I had to patch the rear one with a Rema
>> tire repair kit. The new "glue" that comes in these kits is useless!
>> It's like rubber cement for paper! I had to use 2 patches because the
>> first one didn't stick!
> As a Road Tubeless user on my other OT bike, I have to patch the tires
> sometimes. I carry a little Visine bottle with acetone in it, and clean
> rubber with that. Any modern glue-patch will practically *weld* to an
> acetone-cleaned tire or tube.
> Since I use sealant in the Road Tubeless tires, wiping it off isn't
> it leaves a thin film on the rubber that the patch sticks to, instead of
> sticking to the tire. Could be the same issue with some modern tubes;
> perhaps they have a bit of a coating that the patch is sticking to. I
> 'em all no matter what with acetone now, and have beyond perfect results.
> Dave Provine
> Millersville, MD USA