1. For use in radial and bias ply tires 2. Designed for chemical or heat vulcanization 3. Patch portion has gray vulcanizing gum with blue poly backing 4. Stem portion is wrapped with gray vulcanizing gum 5. No special insert tools required. Use carbide cutter to prepare injury channel. Install from the inside, pull through, and cut off wire. 6. The patch plug combo units offer the benefits of a plug and patch in one 7. Combination patch/stem unit for crown, shoulder or sidewall injuries in passenger, speed rated tires, run flat tires, light truck and truck tires.
8. Available in a wide range of sizes.
Excellent quality, similar to Rema Tip Top and Tech; Samples can be sent for customer's testing and evaluation.
HOPSON one-piece repair units provide a simple, quick, and safe method to properly repair commercial truck tires, agricultural tires, industry and small OTR tires. HOPSON plug patches are produced with cross-weave reinforcement for radial or bias tires, a lead wire molded in the stem for quick installation, and HOPSON's thick chemical cushion gum on the stem and cap for permanent vulcanization to the tire. These repairs meet or exceed internation tire industry guidelines for proper punture repair.
Plug repair unit require no special wire pulling tools. Just insert the plug into the injury from the inside of the tire and pull the repair unit through from the outside. Both the stem and the repair unit are gum coated to provide the most complete bond, both through the injury and on the inner liner. The plug repair patches are black with gray vulcanizing gum and will vulcanize chemically or in a heat curing system.
Box of 24 plugs to repair a 10mm injury to a tyre. Repairs the hole and surface with our product, protecting against leaks and seals against humidity.
Repair the hole and surface with one product, protecting against leaks and seals against humidity.
Before repairing, mark and remove puncturing object. With tyre inflated, apply soap solution to damaged area to determine if air loss is from one or more punctures. Remove tyre from wheel carefully to avoid further damage and place on spreader.
Probe puncture to determine size and direction of injury, making sure to remove all foreign materials. DO NOT repair it when injury is beyond puncture repair limits.
3. INTERNAL EXAMINATION
Spread the beads and mark the damaged area with a crayon. Carefully inspect tyre to ensure that all damage is within repairable limits. If limits are exceeded, DO NOT repair the tyre.
4. REPAIR UNIT SELECTION
If injury is 1/4''(6mm) or smaller in diamater and angle does not exceed 25Y, a combination repair unit is the easiest method of repair. Reinforced Combination Units are for tread area only Universal and Lead-Wire Combination Units may be used in any repairable area.
Using buffing solution and an inner scraper, clean thoroughly an area slightly larger than the patch head of the repair unit. This serves to remove dirt and mold lubricants for better adhesion.
Using a buffing wheel, buff repair area to texture taking care not to gouge the inner liner. Using appropriate reamer of cutter(for lead-wire units), drill injury channel from inside and from outside, removing damaged cables and debris. Vacuum away buffing dust.
Apply vulcanizing cement to the injury channel and prepared repair area. Work cement into the rubber. DO NOT puddle or scrape pff. ALLOW CEMENT TO DRY THOROUGHLY.
Remove backing from patch head(and stem fo Lead-Wire Units) DO NOT touch gum surface. Push quill or lead wire into the injury from inside and pull through with pliers. Pull until patch head is seated firmly against the inner liner.
9. FINISH REPAIR
Thoroughly stitch the patch bead to the inner liner working from the center outward to remove any trapped air. Cut the stem 1/8'' above tread surface. Apply Inner Liner Sealer to overbuffing area and allow to dry.
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