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      05-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
My local tyre place told me that they consider ANY of these products to be toxic and will not repair a tyre that has been "slimed" - regardless of the brand. They don't even want to touch the stuff.

I wouldn't be surprised to find that this is just a marketing ploy as they'd much rather sell a new tyre than repair one but am interested to know if anyone has any experiences with actually getting a slimed tyre repaired - good or bad...

Also: I've been wondering if BMW Roadside Assist still covers you for a puncture if you're not using Runflats?
Hey Angus, Bob Jane Chermside replaced a tyre after I slimed the wheels. I had a side wall puncture and the BMW slime actually held in place for 24 hours. They weren't pleased to strip the wheel as they had to take extra precaution. They said even if a tyre suffered a repairable puncture, they wouldn't attempt to repair it if it had been slimed. I've only used it once but it was my best option at the time.