Slime Skabs Peel N Stick Tube Patches
Slime Skabs Peel N Stick Tube Patches are pre-glued patches - just pick em and stick em!
I have used these for over 20 years. However, be sure that the tire is partially inflated when applying.
These patches are designed to allow you to finish your race. But if you're racing, you should really be carrying a spare tube, which would be an even quicker repair. Self-annealing patches will last the life of the tube. These will last a week or two. Do not recommend.
These work well for short term fix for small punctures. Sometimes they seem to last a long time -- but sometimes they don't. Make sure you clean and scrape the surrounding area on the tube so the patch will stick.
Don't work! They start leaking air within hours. And the scrapper is good at ripping the tube apart, I don't know why they haven't used sandpaper. I've had 0.5$ Chinese no brand peel-of patches that held for weeks or months.
This would be sufficient to get you home, but I wouldn't use them for long term repairs. It seems most of my patches need to go over a 'rib' on the tube and these patches don't do a great job sealing over those. Still I keep some on hand to at least get me back home.
These things will get you back on the trail & into town, but it's a good idea to replace the tube asap, & not to depend on a patched tire to last you indefinitely. These things definitely do the trick, & I keep em in my pack at all times, just in case.
They work pretty well if you clean the area on the tire really well. I have kids the ride and I hate throwing $4.00 tubes on every month. I have used 3 of these skabs and 2 of them have stood the test of time. The third one was not on a really clean tube and had a sloooow leak after the repair.
These patches do not hold.
Regardless of what the pick n stick patches are for, they work GREAT!!! I've used them for air mattresses while camping n trail riding, on tubes and on inside of tires (tubeless sealant was dried up), even on a hole of my Camelbak bladder for a temp solution. Slime has yet did it again with another great product!
I bought these to try something different but they did not really work as a long term solution to a patched tube. As the tube deflates and inflates it eventually doesn't hold air anymore. They don't move with the elasticity of the tube. I tried a few and they all failed. For a road-side patching they'll do the job to get you home but then you'll have to replace the tube. I'll stick to the old way for now for repaired tubes that I put on my B bike.
These patch's work well for getting you back on the trail, but I have had problems with them coming loose after a few rides on them.
I like the other slime products but these aren't reliable. I've used the other patches numerous times and had the patch last forever but these seem to separate from the tube after a while. Also the scuffer is razor sharp and even using it lightly can create new holes in the tube.
Can't say enough about these little guys! First of all the kit is almost the same size as a silver dollar, and can fit in every pocket, bag, sock, or waist band with out problem. Second, these things work! Ive used the old fashion patch kits with rubber cement and all and in the same time it takes me to just afix the patch to a tube with the old kit, I can be back on the road and riding in the same amount of time using the SKABS. What"s easier than peel, stick, pump and ride?
I tried to use this to patch a BMX tube near the valve stem. It worked for a little bit but started to leak. The tube stretched too much at that spot. I've used them on other parts of the tube and it worked great.
Bought a set of these and found them REALLY great for a pinch flat when hitting your tire into something hard and the tire folds to the rim and pinches it. Combine with a set of SETTE tire levers from pricepoint, and I HIGHLY recommend some Walmart store brand KY Jelly in your pack with a little water from your water pack spread around your tire bead and your tire comes off the rim super slick and fast and after using the slime patch, goes right back on just as easy with your tire levers. Using KY jelly with a bit of water saves you having to re pinch the tire tube while putting the tire back on the rim in the field with your tire levers and saves you lots of cussing and screaming that the animals will not understand. Not great for long term but in the field to get you back out, works AWESOME! Eventually they will fail over time but will give you plenty of time to ride for weeks till you get time to order new inner tubes from price point and ship them to your house.