Safety Seal Kit (SSKAP) $50
Each kit contains:
Our Safety Seal kits come with 60 Safety Seal strips, not 24. When you shop around and compare our prices with those of our competitors, be sure to check if their kits come with 24 or 60 Safety Seal strips. Many of our competitors charge $45 or more for a kit that contains only 24 Safety Seal strips. Then they try to sell you the 24 strips they removed from your kit as some sort of "refill kit". Caveat emptor.
Our Safety Seal kits always contain 60 Safety Seal strips.
Every Safety Seal kit comes encased in a sturdy plastic storage case. The storage case houses the entire Safety Seal kit and repair tools.
Each Safety Seal kit contains the following items: spiral-faced probe/reamer, needle insertion tool, special lube, 60 Safety Seal strips, two razor blades, replacement needle, replacement set screw, and allen wrench.
The Safety Seal Kit comes with a spiral-faced probe/reamer that is designed to spread the cords in steel-belted radial tires. The spreading of the steel belts will facilitate insertion of the Safety Seal strips. The spiral-faced probe/reamer is extremely effective, and even tires with multiple steel belts like the Michelin XZL will accommodate the insertion of a Safety Seal strip after the probe is used.
The needle insertion tool is really what sets the Safety Seal kit apart from other tire repair kits. The collar on the needle's shaft slides up and down and permits the user to secure the Safety Seal strips against the tire's tread before pulling out the needle. Designs without this collar usually result in the needle pulling out the tire plugs with the tool. This is not a problem on the genuine Safety Seal kit.
The tip of the needle is open to permit the Safety Seal strip to slide out and remain inside the tire. The needle's open-ended design combined with the sliding collar make for a very effective and easy-to-use tool.
Every Safety Seal kit also comes complete with two razor blades for trimming the Safety Seal strips, as well as a replacement needle and the tools necessary for its proper installation in the needle tool. The needle is the weakest link in the Safety Seal system, but it is by no means weak. We have repaired dozens of tires using our Safety Seal kits and we have yet to break a needle. However, it is assuring to have a spare needle inside each kit just in case.
The allen wrench can also be used to tighten the spiral probe if necessary.
If you venture onto offroad trails, you will eventually get a flat tire. It is inevitable. Photo by Axel Haakonsen.
It is for such contingencies that we recommend that every vehicle be equipped with a Safety Seal kit and some kind of onboard air device.
Our favorite onboard air device is the Power Tank because of its speed and ability to run air tools for trail repairs.
With a Safety Seal Kit and onboard air, you can handle the flat tires that come your way. Photo by Alan Stuart.
When Ho repairs a puncture with his Safety Seal, he keeps the offending nails, screws, and bolts as mementos. Everything you see there caused a flat tire that was repaired using the Safety Seal.
The Safety Seal is a permanent repair. The repair shown on John's Defender above has lasted over 40,000 miles and is still airtight.