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Thread: How to replace an inner tube on Tripacer

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    Default Re: How to replace an inner tube on Tripacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Old3pacer View Post
    I have always used baby talc on tires. Didn't know there was anything else
    I didn’t either. I ordered some tires and tubes from Desser and the asked me I need tire talc. They included a small packet with the tires. Prior to that I always used Johnson Baby powder from my wife’s, mother’s or gas station stash.
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    Any farm supply store should have straight talc in a small container up to a 5 gal bucket. We use 80/20 talc/graphite for planting, and I use that on tubes as well and is nice and slick. Probably better than straight talc actually. https://www.sloanex.com/ez-slide-8lb...lubricant.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac Weidner View Post
    Any farm supply store should have straight talc in a small container up to a 5 gal bucket. We use 80/20 talc/graphite for planting, and I use that on tubes as well and is nice and slick. Probably better than straight talc actually. https://www.sloanex.com/ez-slide-8lb...lubricant.html
    That's the exact stuff I've been finding pin-holed tubes with.
    None of the farm stores around me carry tire talc. They looked at me like I'm nuts when I asked for it. Finally added some to an order from Aircraft Spruce.

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    Find at your National Aero Parts Association outlet, one in every small town in America

    To be honest the baby kind brings this father right back to the begaining: changing that first diaper... and the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleLindstrom View Post
    That's the exact stuff I've been finding pin-holed tubes with.
    None of the farm stores around me carry tire talc. They looked at me like I'm nuts when I asked for it. Finally added some to an order from Aircraft Spruce.
    Interesting. You think the graphite causes issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac Weidner View Post
    Interesting. You think the graphite causes issues?
    It seems like I remember reading about it causing pin-holes, possibly from static buildup. I could be completely wrong about that. But, I have seen 3 tubes in the last year with pin-holes that were installed with grain lube.

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    Local NAPA not a good source for tire talc here. Neither is O’Reilly. I use baby powder. Once upon a time I was told the perfumes in baby powder can cause problems but I haven’t ever seen evidence of it. If the tube looks good when it comes out, I reuse it. Creased or chafed gets replaced whether leaking or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaleLindstrom View Post
    It seems like I remember reading about it causing pin-holes, possibly from static buildup. I could be completely wrong about that. But, I have seen 3 tubes in the last year with pin-holes that were installed with grain lube.
    That's the first I've heard of an issue with it, but I will make sure to avoid it for future installs just in case there's something going on there. I have had one flat with a reused tube, but I don't know whether or not the talc mix was used on that one or not. Thanks for the information.

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