How to repair a huge $30,000 tire


#21

You just need one of these:


#22

$30,000 to repair one tire? Good grief. I can get four new tires for a Bugatti Veyron at that price.


#23

Cold vulcanizing patch, which is probably why they needed a couple layers of cement.


#24

Didn’t the patch say “un-cured” on it? (I don’t remember, I saw the video weeks ago on another site.) I’m thinking all of that gum rubber needs to be cured, but I don’t know. Rema Tip Top sells this Thermopress for curing large tires:


#25

Not the kind of “banana hammock” I had in mind (thankfully).


#26

I did, and it was wonderful!

Now, if you can show me a screenshot from Loom© I will bow down and worship you for several minutes (or until I hear a C Major chord).


#27

:wink:

Although, I’m in the middle of playing through Discworld II right now. Will work my way round to LOOM through Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken in preparation for Thimbleweed Park later this year!


#28

Idk, Goodyear just settled an asbestos case with the local union here. They abated the factory decades ago. Every worker that was present at that time was compensated for mesothelioma. PPE & environmental controls are worth more to an employer as long as they work. It’s worth nothing to a worker who won’t wear it.


#29

I’m very upset they didn’t show the money shot.


#30

Of course since the end result isn’t a new tire, the net value of the repair isn’t $30k.


#31

$30K is the price of a new tire, not the price of the repair.


#32

Yes. I realized that later and didn’t bother to edit my post. My point still stands, though: the Bugatti Veyron is more economical than a giant dump truck.


#33

Unlike the Veyron, the dump truck is involved in a revenue-generating activity.


#34

Woah, woah, woah. Bugattis are regularly involved in revenue-generating activity, such as money laundering and insurance fraud.


#35

Just being a Bugatti is a revenue-generating activity.


#36

:bow: :bow: :bow:


#37

I patch the heck out of bicycle tires and jeans. If I had one of these, it would be patched until it literally fell apart.


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