Extreme Tire Repairs - Two methods

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Made it completely through the first video. Second one I ran out of steam.

Amazing how things are done in places where labor cost is probably 1000 times replacement cost...Been to Pakistan and India in the past as a poor traveler...understand the differences.

Enjoyed the videos...even though I ran out of interest after watching the complete first one...and a bit of the second one.
 
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75 years old and moving that tire around like nothing!
The man totally understands rubber chemistry eh?
What do we think was the black liquid in the can? Some kind of contact glue?
How about the roll of black material he cut up - some kind of vulcanizing rubber patches?
I'm guessing they have material there used to actually make tires..
 
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When I was a kid in the 60's and 70's my folks had a truck stop, filling station, tire fixed it shop and I would hate to guess all the tractor tires and heavy equipment tires we sectioned and booted to get those old guys equipment back going. Now days you would just throw the tire out and put a new one on. Time is money.
 
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Made it completely through the first video. Second one I ran out of steam.

Amazing how things are done in places where labor cost is probably 1000 times replacement cost...Been to Pakistan and India in the past as a poor traveler...understand the differences.

Enjoyed the videos...even though I ran out of interest after watching the complete first one...and a bit of the second one.
Isn't the part I made bold ass backwards? Amazing how things are done in places where replacement cost is probably 1000 time labor cost..... ;)
 

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I have travelled a fair amount, and I lived in Bolivia for over four years. In many poor remote places, they can repair things with the most rudimentary tools and supplies, and it is impressive.

However, often these repairs do not last. How pleased would you be with a repair that lasted a few months, a week or a day? If it gets you to a city or home, it is great, but here in the US, I would rather buy a new tire than deal with a constant problem.
 

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Made it completely through the first video. Second one I ran out of steam.

Amazing how things are done in places where labor cost is probably 1000 times replacement cost...Been to Pakistan and India in the past as a poor traveler...understand the differences.

Enjoyed the videos...even though I ran out of interest after watching the complete first one...and a bit of the second one.
I think you mean 1/1000 times replacement cost
 

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Isn't the part I made bold ass backwards? Amazing how things are done in places where replacement cost is probably 1000 time labor cost..... ;)
Yes, good eye, it is bassackwards.

As former president Bush said recently: I’m 75. LOL
 
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I have travelled a fair amount, and I lived in Bolivia for over four years. In many poor remote places, they can repair things with the most rudimentary tools and supplies, and it is impressive.

However, often these repairs do not last. How pleased would you be with a repair that lasted a few months, a week or a day? If it gets you to a city or home, it is great, but here in the US, I would rather buy a new tire than deal with a constant problem.
If it cost you a thousand dollars for a replacement rather than $40 for a repair that MIGHT last, would you feel the same way?

Of course here in the US there is generally no option…so that feeling is moot.

BUT…if the cost difference was maybe 5 to 1, like here if even able to find someone to make such a repair, who wouldn’t opt for a new tire…I would…
 
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