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Old 05-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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i know with foams u need to store them air tight other wise they dry out, does this apply to rubbers? i wanted to buy a years supply of tires in one go but a mate mentioned that rubber tires can go off?
im going to leave them in their packets till i glue them but will the keep for 18 months and still be useful?
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:32 AM   #2
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I store my premounted tyres in a box that my car came from. Probably not ideal, but its dry and away from bright light

a light coating of additive might be a good idea if you don't plan on using your tyres for a while as this should help keep the rubber fresh and not dry out.
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i left my wet weather tyres on a windowsill, and they've dried out and gone hard. not sure if it's the top layer or all of it, but just don't store them in direct sunlight...
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As for keeping them in the original bags, if the bags are totally air tight, they will be fine... otherwise, it's a gamble. You could always put the unopened bags in zip-loc bags for extra assurance, but even those are not completely air-tight.
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I have been singing this tune for years, but nobody will listen. Absolutely the best tire storage tubes I have ever used, clear walled with lots of colors available, inexpensive, and very durable. Be sure to order 'non-slit' caps!



The 2.75" x 5" size, with a non-slit cap, fits one set of 4 rubber TC tires perfectly.
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I use empty tennis ball containers for my foams. Not sure if a rubber tire would fit.
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