FAQ: LiQuiTube Tyre Sealant

How do you dispose of LiQuiTube when it is rinsed out of the tyre? Is it a hazardous material, or hazardous waste product?

According to the EPA’s Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure analysis, LiQuiTube is not even remotely close to being considered a hazardous material or a hazardous waste product. As such, LiQuiTube can be rinsed down any sanitary sewer, with the permission of the sewer owner.    

Will LiQuiTube treatment save on truck tyre repair?

Yes. LiQuiTube will usually save in tyre repair and down time, many times over what you would pay in any given tyre repair.

Does LiQuiTube migrate to the bottom of the tyre when the vehicle is stopped?

No. LiQuiTube permanently coats all internal surfaces of the tyre and wheel and stays in place for permanent protection.

Can excess water inside a tyre dilute the sealant and make it ineffective?

Yes. Water vapour can be injected into a tyre from unfiltered air compressors, or through major leaks in the bead area of a tyre that is already flat. LiQuiTube does have a water dispersing agent in its formulation. However, if excess water is in the tyre it will dilute the sealant and make it ineffective. The best way to ensure water is not being injected into tyres, is to empty (bleed) the air line of the compressor by blowing air through the line before attaching it to the valve stem of the tyre. If white liquid is noticed leaking from a puncture after the tyre has been rotated several times, and air is continuing to leak out of the tyre, more than likely the tyre has had water or some other type of sealant or ballast in it previous to the LiQuiTube treatment. If this happens, you must remove the tyre from the rim, rinse it out with water, let it dry, remount it, and retreat with LiQuiTube.

Will LiQuiTube rust or corrode a wheel or rim?

NO. LiQuiTube has four rust inhibitors in it and one vapour lock inhibitor. It is chemically inert and will not have any effect on the rubber or wheel. LiQuiTube stays pH neutral for the life of the tyre.

Is LiQuiTube flammable or explosive?

NO. LiQuiTube has no flash point.

What is the shelf life of LiQuiTube?

Indefinite! We have tested LiQuiTube that has been in closed containers for more than 8 years and the chemical make up of LiQuiTube is identical to when it was bottled.

How do you remove LiQuiTube from the tyre when the tyre needs recapping or a section patched?

With water. LiQuiTube is 100% water soluble and can be rinsed out of the inside of the tyre with a garden hose. For quick removal use a wet dry vac after introducing the water into the inside of the tyre. If the puncture is too large and requires a regular patch, simply blow the LiQuiTube away from the puncture area with a high pressure air hose, wipe area with a wet rag, let dry and patch normally.

How often do you have to treat a tyre with LiQuiTube?

Once. In some extreme conditions such as industrial mowers that are getting several thousand punctures in thorn rows and ditches, additional LiQuiTube may at some point be required. However, LiQuiTube is usually 100% of the time, a one time application.

Is LiQuiTube effective in extreme temperatures?

Yes. LiQuiTube stays effective from -42˚ to 93˚C.

Will LiQuiTube seal bead or rim leaks?

Yes. It may take a few days for LiQuiTube to seek out all the areas of air loss on a rim and bead. You may need to add air a few more times until the leak is permanently sealed. Once the leaks have all been sealed, you should never have to add air to the tyre again. The more the tyre is used, the less time it will take for a bead leak to seal.

How large a puncture will LiQuiTube seal?

LiQuiTube will seal punctures of 6mm in any air-filled tyre. Larger punctures in the tread area will generally seal in higher ply industrial type tyres. In independent tests LiQuiTube has sealed 20mm punctures in a single 14 ply truck tyre, and the tyre was still in active use after the punctures. Numerous users of heavy mining and earth moving equipment have reported tyres with puncturing objects over 2.5cm in diameter being sealed with LiQuiTube.

Can LiQuiTube be used in any air-filled tyre?

Yes. High speed, low speed, tubeless, or tube type tyres. If you put air into a tyre, LiQuiTube can be used effectively. Since LiQuiTube is totally water soluble it is not effective with liquid ballasts such as calcium chloride. Also, LiQuiTube cannot be used with balancing powder. However, trucking companies have found that LiQuiTube treatment in heavy duty truck tyres eliminates the need for a balancing powder.

Aren’t all tyre sealants basically the same?

NO! Most tyre sealants have very few ingredients in them. LiQuiTube is a heat treated formula that is made up of 23 different ingredients. LiQuiTube is heat treated to get a cross-linking of the molecules of all the ingredients, making a 100% totally homogeneous formula that coats all inner surfaces of a tyre evenly, and never has to be shaken, stirred, or mixed and will never break down in the bottle or the tyre.

Does LiQuiTube pay for itself?

Absolutely, in these 5 ways!

  1. No equipment downtime due to flat tyres.
  2. Fewer losses of machine and man hours due to flat tyres. Flat tyres can be extremely costly resulting in downtime for equipment and personnel.
  3. Eliminates costs from flat tyre repairs and roadside service calls. Flat repair costs can range from $25 to several hundred dollars depending on the vehicle the tyre is on, and subsequent service call costs.
  4. Independent tests show that a LiQuiTube treated tyre lasts an average of 20% to 30% longer. For these two reasons. a. Tyres stay properly inflated. Under inflation is the number one killer of tread wear, and tyre failure. b. Tyres run 2 – 3˚C cooler. The reduction of friction coupled with the dissipation of heat from the tyre makes tread areas last longer. Heat is dissipated by being able to transfer from the tread area of the tyre to the coated sidewall of the tyre where the tyre is much cooler. Heat will always travel from a hot surface to a cooler surface. The sidewall coated with LiQuiTube is much cooler than the tread area.
  5. As much as 10% better fuel mileage, properly inflated tyres produce much less drag on equipment, therefore; equipment uses less fuel.

Is LiQuiTube cost effective?

Time studies have shown that if only 24%-30% of flat tyres and air loss are eliminated, LiquiTube has paid for itself. LiquiTube will eliminate over 90% of flat tyre problems in tubeless tyres, and around 65% in tube type tyres. LiquiTube can usually be installed in any tyre for less than it would cost to repair that tyre one time. LiquiTube continues to work and be effective for the life of the tyre. The added benefits of maximising tyre life and fuel efficiency, by keeping tyres at the correct inflation all the time for the entire life of the tyre, makes it possible for LiquiTube to save users over 10 times what the sealant costs.

What problem does LiQuiTube prevent?

LiQuiTube completely coats all interior surfaces of the tyre and rim including the sidewall to prevent all forms of air loss including rim and bead leaks, as well as large punctures in the tread area. The coating on the sidewalls on the inside of the tyre eliminates air loss from porosity leaks, and weather cracking.

How is LiQuiTube installed in a tyre?

LiQuiTube can be installed through a valve stem with the valve core removed. The 1L bottle includes a tube and valve core remover under the cap for easy “hand squeeze” installation. The bottle also includes volume indicators on the label to allow for precise measurements. The 4L hand pump bottle includes a manual hand press pump which delivers 30ml of LiQuiTube through the valve stem (without core) with each pump. The 20L Pail should be used with either the 20L pump part 2626, or by being decanted into the smaller bottles and squeezed or pumped in with them. The 20L pail pump is a two stage pump with adjustable stroke volume so that anywhere from 30ml to 250ml can be delivered with each complete stroke.

How much LiQuiTube do I need in my tyre?

Please consult the tyre application guide for exact amounts required per tyre Here. If you have any questions or cannot find your tyre size please call or contact us via the website. One of our friendly staff will assist.

How is LiQuiTube removed from a tyre once it has lost all of its tread?

LiQuiTube can be washed out from a tyre and off a rim with a high pressure hose as it is water soluble. LiQuiTube is perfect for use with re-tread tyres.

Will LiQuiTube damage my tyre or rim?

No. LiQuiTube is a chemically inert substance with rust inhibiters in the mixture. LiQuiTube will not react to the metal of rims or the rubber inside a tyre.

How does LiQuiTube work?

LiQuiTube forms an “inner tube” in any air filled tyre as the tyre rotates while moving. The internal pressure of the tyre pushes LiQuiTube into any leaks and forms a permanent seal for the life of the tyre. LiQuiTube will seal punctures up to 6mm in standard tyres and up to 20mm in heavy ply tyres. LiQuiTube is less effective in tubed tyres as the inner tube may slip and re-open a puncture, so some pressure would be lost before the LiQuiTube seals the hole again.

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