What is PunctureProof?
Puncture Proof is a thixotropic aqueous glycol tyre sealant that when installed in a tyre will provide protection against air loss for the full legal life of the tyre.
How does it seal a wound in the tread of the tyre?
PunctureProof lays down a thin protective coating between the tyre and the air within the tyre. When an object penetrates the tread area the air pressure within the tyre forces the sealant into the puncture wound
How does it prevent rim/bead leaks?
Rotational forces acting within the confines of the tyre spread the product evenly around the inside of the tyre, coating the entire inside of the tyre, including the bead and rim area. Any potential air-loss areas, will be instantly sealed by, Puncture Proof being forced into that area.
What is the shelf life of PunctureProof?
Indefinite -as long as the container is kept sealed and no evaporation occurs.
Does a penetrating object need to be removed even though PunctureProof has prevented a flat tyre?
Always. Even though PunctureProof has sealed around the object, if it is left in the tyre it will move as the tyre rotates and will create a larger wound until air loss occurs.
Must a tyre be run after a penetrating object has been removed?
Yes, although PunctureProof has covered the wound area left by the puncturing object, it has not entered the wound; therefore the tyre must be run in order to snap open the wound and allow the PunctureProof to enter. Once again, the vehicle must be driven after removal of the object.
Does PunctureProof react chemically with the rubber tyre?
No. PunctureProof is chemically inert.
Will PunctureProof rusts the rim of the tyre?
No. PunctureProof contains anticorrosive agents to prevent corrosion from occurring it will also help to inhibit any corrosion on the wheel prior to installation.
Does PunctureProof run to the bottom of the tyre when it is not in motion?
No. PunctureProof contains special adhesives that allow the product to adhere to the inner surface of the tyre except for a 25% residual which disperses through evenly throughout the tyre when the tyre is in motion.
Can PunctureProof be used in a tube tyre?
Yes. However, we are unable to guarantee its success due to the uncertainty of the quality and condition of the tube. However it’s best to just remove the tube all tube all together.
Will PunctureProof seal a puncture in the sidewalls of a tyre?
No. It may seal the puncture, but due to the flexing in the sidewalls a temporary plug would be a safety factor only.
Will PunctureProof create a hard plug in the tread area of the tyre?
No, the plugs design is to be flexible and conform to the flexing of the tyre. If the plug is hard and does not flex with the tyre, leakage will eventually occur.
Will PunctureProof dry out in the tyre?
No. As the tyre is an air- tight container, no evaporation of the liquid can occur.
Can PunctureProof plug up the tyre valve while it is being inserted?
In some cases a polyethylene chip can create a blockage and prevent the rubber granules entry. Should this happen, remove the pump connection and allow a short blast of air to clear the plug reattach the connection and continue pumping.
Does PunctureProof have Specialist pumps?
Yes, PunctureProof (the only tyre sealant company to develop one) has a fully automated pump that can pump against 200 psi and can pump 5 liters per minute. There is a another pump which is used by hand, and it can pump against 60 psi.
What is the current production rate of the PunctureProof factory?
80,000 litres per day
How much PunctureProof is ejected with a full stroke of the pump?
100 ml or 250 depending on pump type
What is the difference between PunctureProof and other sealants?
As PunctureProof is Glycol based it will not break down or dry up inside the tyre, unlike many other products, which congeal and cause balancing problems and alterations to the rubber composition of the tyre. When properly applied, PunctureProof will not affect the balance of the tyre. Other sealants are not approved by regulatory bodies and without this your insurance will not cover you.
What difference is there between PunctureProof and other products sold in aerosol cans?
Many, of these products are designed to “repair” the tyre after the puncture has occurred and are usually a temporary “get you home” measure and after installation the tyre has to be replaced. On the other hand, PunctureProof is Pre – Puncture installation.
Is PunctureProof flammable?
Is PunctureProof toxic?
No. It does not require EPA–Environmental Protection Classification and complies with all TSCA-TOXIC Substance Control Authority requirements.
How does PunctureProof affect the manufacturer's warranty?
As it is chemically inert and does not react with the tyre components; it cannot affect the manufacturers Warranty.
What is the effect of PunctureProof on tyres?
PunctureProof maintains air pressure, prevents punctures, overheating and porosity leaks as well as extending the life of the tyre.
How does PunctureProof perform under extreme temperatures?
PunctureProof is heat absorbent and works in all temperatures and conditions ( boiling point 120 c )
Can PunctureProof be installed in used tyres?
What type of tyres can PunctureProof be used on?
You can use PunctureProof on any pneumatic tyre.
What size of container is used to market the product?
PunctureProof comes in 25-litre or 1100-litre drums.
What occurs in a tyre when PunctureProof is installed?
The tyre is sealed to stop air loss.
Is PunctureProof bio-degradable?
PunctureProof is bio-degradable, and presents no problems in disposal before or after use. It flushes out with water, with no residual stickiness or compound remaining inside the tyre.
Can PunctureProof work in Nitrogen filled tyres?
Yes, There is no difference on the product with Nitrogen; it will help keep your tyres cooler as PunctureProof is heat absorbent.
Does PunctureProof effect tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)?
PunctureProof is tire pressure monitor sensor (TPMS) friendly in TPMS sensors that are hermetically sealed.
Are there other uses for PunctureProof?
Yes, PunctureProof can be used as a tyre bead sealant to permanently prevent air loss between the tyre and rim.