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Does canned air that can be used to pump tires exist?

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Does canned air that can be used to pump tires exist?

Does canned air that can be used to pump tires exist? Thx
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kocoman wrote: Does canned air that can be used to pump tires exist? Thx
To fix a leak ? or To just to top off a low tire ?

"Fix a flat" type cans are available from any auto parts store, but contain a gummy liquid leak sealer that can cause problems if used repeatedly

Little disposable CO2 cannisters exist that are designed to fill bicycle tires, but it might be a very expensive way to top up a car tire . Many years ago, some car makers included big CO2 cannisters used to inflate compact spare tires, but they are very expensive to replace, hence aren't used anymore

It's probably a lot cheaper to buy a little tire inflator that powered by the car's battery. There are tire inflators powered by tool battery packs like Ryobi if higher performance is needed

Edit - Here's a company that makes CO2 kits for car tires (starting at $200 US)
https://powertank.com/
https://powertank.com/products/ptm-0125
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kocoman wrote: Does canned air that can be used to pump tires exist? Thx
Just get a portable air pump ... ie ... Ryobi ...
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It will be too complicated and bulky and possibly dangerous to make a canister that can refill empty tire. A tire at 30 psig hold X amount of air. A canister half the volume needs twice the pressure. And so on. Can’t really carry it around in case it gets into car accident. Can become a rocket. Cheaper and easier to buy a pump lol.
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billford wrote: it does exist

but it's more of a tank than a can.
Yeah ... this is just as good

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... lsrc=aw.ds
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billford wrote: Ops asking for a can, not a inflator.

I just linked to an oversized can
Yeah .... one time use versus always available ..

the trouble of looking for a can, can all be dealt with with just getting an inflator
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jdmfishingonly wrote: Yeah .... one time use versus always available ..

the trouble of looking for a can, can all be dealt with with just getting an inflator
Read the ops question, they asked for can, not a inflator

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Just hope the can works hen you need it.

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thriftshopper wrote: Just hope the can works hen you need it.

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LOL what year is this from?

Anyway yeah the "flat fix in a can" products don't really have enough air to inflate a flat or partially deflated tyre. Also Fix-A-Flat brand sucks and doesn't work at all anyway (check the PF video on that for details).

This is why Slime (a product/brand that does work) doesn't really offer an "all in one" type solution with a can. Instead they make products that actually spray in with a compressor (sold as a kit) or you can buy the aerosol version standalone but they say you need to use it with another compressor.
https://shop.slime.com/collections/tire ... 5646440514
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ES_Revenge wrote: LOL what year is this from?
At least by the late '70s. Part of the effort to reduce weight. Mid '80s had the mini donuts.

paired with these collapsible sidewall tyres.

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Below is the first time I've ever seen one being inflated (not with a OEM canister - those seem to be worth money!!!)

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jdmfishingonly wrote: Just get a portable air pump ... ie ... Ryobi ...
just like jump starter, battery powered inflator don't work when you need it (if battery left in the car)..

Is there 12v car to 18v ryobi adapter?
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kocoman wrote: just like jump starter, battery powered inflator don't work when you need it (if battery left in the car)..

Is there 12v car to 18v ryobi adapter?
That could be said for can with a pin hole. Bicycle pump with a leaky seal. 12v compressor with borked wires.
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thriftshopper wrote: At least by the late '70s. Part of the effort to reduce weight. Mid '80s had the mini donuts.

paired with these collapsible sidewall tyres.

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Below is the first time I've ever seen one being inflated (not with a OEM canister - those seem to be worth money!!!)

Those collapsible spares are still a thing... Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne have them. Except they come with a pump (12V powered by the car battery) to inflate them.

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