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Tire tread cut repair possible? [Updated]

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Tire tread cut repair possible? [Updated]

I have some tire damage (front left side). As far as I can tell it is a decent cut in the tread and maybe just a tiny nick in top most layer of the internal structure if even that. There is no air leak whats so ever as the pressure is exactly same as the other tires hence I think sealing it with tire rubber cement kit or some rubber adhesive/sealant should be ok. Obviously I'm looking for the most economical solution besides replacing the tire. Its a michelin primacy mxv4 P235/60R18 102T. A new tire with installation is easily going to be almost $250. So I'm looking for alternatives to replacing the tire outright since the internal structure doesn't appear to be damaged much.

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I don't know how accurate this diagram is but it looks like if the inner most layer is not damaged then I should ok with sealing the tread from the outside.
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UPDATE
I lucked out and found a pair of used michelin primacy mxv4 tires with almost the same tread wear as mine (it looks like a difference of 1/32" which is negligible IMO). So I replaced the damaged one with one of those and the other one I'll make a full size spare out of it. It has room for a full size spare so might as well keep a full size.


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Tread wear on the used tire I bought, a tad above 6/32"
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Tread wear on my existing front passenger side, a tad below 6/32"
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How many kms on those tires? Michelin ties wear really well, so they may be older than first glance would have you think?

Did you purchase any road Hazzard warranty when you bought the tires?
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george__ wrote:
May 16th, 2015 4:26 pm
those are garbage now
Those?

Is it not just one tire?
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Gutty96 wrote:
May 16th, 2015 4:34 pm
Those?

Is it not just one tire?
I would always replace both. Unless there is minimal amount of tread wear, it is the safer option. On the CR-V's with CVT transmission, it makes more sense to go with both tires.
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Just replace...not worth a blowout.
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They have about 45000 KM on them. I'm going to check Tire world on Monday. They claim to have 4000 used tires in stock, so I'm hoping they will have at least one exact same tire as mine with decent tread left. Otherwise I found a pair of exactly the same used tires on eBay with about 50% tread for $135. With shipping I think it will come out to $165. If I go that route I'll probably put them in the rear and put the current rear ones in the front. (This will also give me a full size spare if I had an extra rim)

These are OEM tires so no road hazard warranty.
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For normal day to day driving, I highly doubt it would cause catastrophic failure, other than uneven tire wear.
How I know, been there done that, plus my vehicle is lowered (so my suspension was under more stress.
Not overly expensive, unless you go performance, but not a death trap if you decide to drive as is and get rid of the car in the near future.
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Repair not possible, must be replaced unless you want to drive with risk of blowouts. Most (if not all) repair shops will not or refuse to repair this type of damage.

Sealing isn't really sealing, as there's no leak yet, and any type of adhesive won't pull the rubber together and you want to make sure that the adhesive doesn't damage the rubber and the belt underneath (looks like exposed).

If the warranty coverage doesn't help, looks like you already are going to look for an equivalent used tire which I would say the best choice at this point.
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At least you got 45000 out of it.. if your keeping th3 car couple more years get two new tires and keep the extra one as a spare.
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I would get it checked by a reputable garage, you will get many opinions on RFD, their notions while many, are not worth a penny (to the insurance company after an accident caused by bad repair advice)
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If you can see the cord or belt, the tires definitely not safe to use.
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Like mentioned, not repairable. You will need to replace it.

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