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Old 11-20-2019, 01:15 AM   #1
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Tire repair in africa

After 4 Years on the road and beaten tracks, we have a considerable "tire problem" since recent months
First we are cheated for a lot of money
-order-paid-never get -....
then our overstressed old tires slowly dissolve and at last we drive a huge bolt into the side flank.
Own repair attempts are unsuccessful and so we go to the pro! These are difficult to find even here in Africa and we have not seen live this old method yet

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Old 11-20-2019, 05:12 AM   #2
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Me either. Multiple layers from the inside and stitching. Fire to help seat the bead too. Awesome.

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Old 11-20-2019, 07:45 AM   #3
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:11 AM   #4
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Necessity breeds creativity. Love seeing successful in the field repairs of the non conventional type. Thanks for taking the time to put the vid together and sharing it. Pretty cool stuff!
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:57 AM   #5
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Amazing. I like you referring to the shop as a “witches’ kitchen” :-)
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:11 AM   #6
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Unbelievable! You have to be one of the luckiest guys around...to have found someone out there that could even pull that off is a small miracle. Would you mind sharing how long (or far) you managed to continue your travels with that repair?
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:22 AM   #7
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very creative! awesome!
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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I have been around vehicles BIG and small all my life and I have NEVER seen something like that. A tire seamstress,amazing I'd like to know if it held up.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:55 AM   #9
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That's indeed one amazing process---watching I knew heat or some sort of vulcanizing had to be involved along the way.

Like Shenrie creative fixes are borne of necessity---ingenuity demonstrated at its finest!
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Bob Wohlers teaches a very similar emergency repair method in the tire repair clinics he offers at various overlanding rallys. He said he has gotten lots of miles out of such a repair, but obviously only until a replacement can be found.

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