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Flat Tire Repair of AIRTEX Advanced Liner

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While normal industry puncture repair procedures apply, one step must be modified to ensure the Yokohama AIRTEX Advanced Liner material is retained and the tire repair unit seals the inner liner during the life of the tire.

After determining the location and size of the puncture are within the industry’s repairable guidelines, caution must be used in preparing the tire inner liner to accept the repair.

The only inner liner preparation required is to clean the inner liner surface around the area of the puncture. Use a soft wire brush to lightly prepare the area, followed by inner liner cleaning fluid (i.e.: Tech #704 rubber cleaner or equivalent) and a clean cloth.

WARNING: Do not buff the tire inner liner with rotary tools that have a metal rasp or a wire brush. Use of an air tool and aggressive buffing with wire brush wheel or rasp can result in the removal of the inner liner material beyond the sealing area of the repair unit; it can also result in exposed cords. Both of these conditions create the potential for reduced inflation pressure retention.

If the inner liner material is removed, or ply cord material is exposed but not removed, follow the repair materials manufacturers’ instructions for restoring the inner liner sealing capability of the tire (for example, apply Tech #738 coating or equivalent).

If any ply cord material is removed, the tire is damaged beyond repair, considered unserviceable and must be replaced.

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