Q. What problem does LiQuiTube prevent?
A. LiQuiTube completely coats all interior surfaces of the tire 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 tire eliminates air loss from porosity leaks, and weather cracking.
Q. Is LiQuiTube cost effective?
A. Time studies have shown that if only 24%-30% of flat tires and air loss are eliminated, LiQuiTube has paid for itself. LiQuiTube will eliminate over 90% of flat tire problems in tubeless tires, and around 65% in tube type tires. LiQuiTube can be installed in any tire for less than it would cost to repair that tire one time. LiQuiTube continues to work and be effective for the life of the tire. The added benifits of maximizing tire life and fuel efficiency by keeping tires at the correct inflation all the time for the entire life of the tire makes LiQuiTube usually save users 10 times what the sealant costs.
Q. Does LiQuiTube pay for itself?
A. Absolutely, in these 5 ways!
No equipment downtime due to flat tires.
Fewer loss of machine and man hours due to flat tires. Flat tires can be extremely costly resulting in downtime for equipment and personnel.
Eliminates costs from flat tire repairs and roadside service calls. Flat repair costs can range from $7.50 to several hundred dollars depending on the vehicle the tire is on and subsequent service call costs.
Independent test show that an LiQuiTube treated tire lasts an average of 20% to 30% longer. For these two reasons.
a. Tires stay properly inflated, under inflation is the number one killer of tread wear, and tire failure.
b. Tires run cooler 35 to 37 degrees Fahrenheit. The reduction of friction coupled with the dissipation of heat from the tire makes tread areas last longer. Heat is dissipated by being able to transfer from the tread area of the tire to the coated sidewall of the tire where the tire 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.
As much as 10% better fuel mileage, properly inflated tires produce much less drag on equipment, therefore, equipment uses less fuel.
Q. Aren’t all tire Sealants basically the same?
A. NO! Most tire 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 tire evenly and never has to be shaken, stirred, or mixed and will never break down in the bottle or the tire.
Q. Can LiQuiTube be used in any air-filled tire?
A. Yes. High speed, low speed, tubeless, or tube type tires. If you put air into a tire, 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 tires eliminates the need for a balancing powder.
Q. How large a puncture will LiQuiTube seal?
A. LiQuiTube will seal punctures of 1/4″ inch in any air-filled tire. Larger punctures in the tread area will generally seal in higher ply industrial type tires. In independent tests LiQuiTube has sealed 86 – 1/2″ inch punctures in a single 14 ply truck tire, and the tire was still in active use after the punctures. Numerous users of heavy mining and earth moving equipment have reported tires with puncturing objects over one inch in diameter being sealed with LiQuiTube.
Q. Will LiQuiTube seal bead or rim leaks?
A. 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 tire again. The more the tire is used the less time it will take for a bead leak to seal.
Q. How often do you have to treat a tire with LiQuiTube?
A. Once. In some extreme conditions like industrial mowers that are getting several thousand punctures in thorn rows and ditches, additional LiQuiTube may at some point be required. However, LiQuiTube is, practically 100% of the time, a one time application.
Q. How do you remove LiQuiTube from the tire when the tire needs recapped or section patched?
A. With water. LiQuiTube is 100% water soluble and can be rinsed out of the inside of the tire with a garden hose. For quick removal use a wet dry vac after introducing the water into the inside of the tire. 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.
Q. What is the shelf life of LiQuiTube?
A. 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.
Q. Will LiQuiTube rust or corrode a wheel or rim?
A. NO. LiQuiTube has 4 rust inhibitors in it and 1 vapor 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 tire.
Q. Can excess water inside a tire dilute the sealant and make it ineffective?
A. Yes. Water vapor can be injected into a tire from unfiltered air compressors, or through major leaks in the bead area of a tire that is already flat. LiQuiTube does have a water dispersing agent in its formulation. However, if excess water is in the tire it will dilute the sealant and make it ineffective. The best way to insure water is not being injected into tires, 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 tire. If white liquid is noticed leaking from a puncture after the tire has been rotated several times, and air is continuing to leak out of the tire, more than likely the tire 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 tire from the rim, rinse it out with water, remount it, and retreat with LiQuiTube.
Q. Does LiQuiTube migrate to the bottom of the tire when the vehicle is stopped?
A. No. LiQuiTube permanently coats all internal surfaces of the tire and wheel and stays in place for permanent protection.
Q. How do you dispose of LiQuiTube when it is rinsed out of the tire? Is it a hazardous material, or hazardous waste product?
A. 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.