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Fair enough, I just wonder how long the plastic handles can hold on wihtout braking with the cheapies. The last thing anyone wants is a metal rod through their hands.
It's a bit like asking How long is a piece of string ?
They might last a week, or they could last a few years who knows
When mine broke or I should say snapped, I was lucky.
While it didn't go through my hand, it did give me a large gash from my wrist right up to my elbow & it stung like I don't know what

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Being bitten through the finger by a badly handled mud crab is bad enough ...
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How good are these repairs? Can they be considered permanent or are they just to get you home or to a tyre repair place?
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One repair has been there for over 15,000km on the tyre and still going strong.
I've repaired a fair in my time & each & every one has out lasted the life of the tyre, provided they are done properly

If you ever watch how they do it at a tyre repair shop they do it the same way.

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I have 3 punctures in one of my geolander tyres, all from nails and have repaired them like this each time.
One repair has been there for over 15,000km on the tyre and still going strong.
Good to hear...the longevity that is not the 3 punctures

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When mine broke or I should say snapped, I was lucky.
While it didn't go through my hand, it did give me a large gash from my wrist right up to my elbow & it stung like I don't know what
Thats no good. many stitches?

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I've repaired a fair in my time & each & every one has out lasted the life of the tyre, provided they are done properly

If you ever watch how they do it at a tyre repair shop they do it the same way.
Ok thats what I wanted to hear, I might have to get one...
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Purchased

One set left...

Now lets hope I never have to use it!
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Personally, I would be inclined to get a tyre place to put a tube into the tyre as soon as I could.
I'd rather leave the plug in there as tubes can overheat on low pressure, no use having a fancy repair kit if you rip a valve stem off because you went down to 10lb and spun the tyre on the rim.

I've never had one fail on me.
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Gidday DG

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Personally, I would be inclined to get a tyre place to put a tube into the tyre as soon as I could.
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I'd rather leave the plug in there as tubes can overheat on low pressure, no use having a fancy repair kit if you rip a valve stem off because you went down to 10lb and spun the tyre on the rim.
Thanks for the tip. I don't ever expect to lower my tyre pressures below about 17~18 psi. Specially not with the current Pirelli P7s!


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I've never had one fail on me.
That's good to know.

I am gradually accumulating my "tyre kit". Have a decent gauge; got the compressor this morning. I will review both when I have had a chance to use the compressor; however the compressor does look to be excellent quality, etc.

[EDIT] I have now received the deflators and the tyre repair kit. Both also appear to be excellent quality. Will post separate reviews about each item later today or tomorrow. It appears that with some thought, all will fit in a "lunch box" in the compressor carry case - more about this in my reviews. [end edit]

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Thats no good. many stitches?
No stitches luckily
Just a nice long gash that wasn't too deep luckily

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It appears that with some thought, all will fit in a "lunch box" in the compressor carry case
Now there's in idea, good thinking Ratbag

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Puncture Repair Kit Heavy Duty

WAS $55 Now $19

http://www.piranhaoffroad.com.au/pro...ance/clearance




... I just bought two!



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