What is FUG-IT? Saves Lives? Saves Money?
FUG-IT is a South African manufactured, Mono-Ethylene Glycol base liquid Tyre Sealant that is installed via the valve of the tyre. The tyre sealant consists of three major categories: Liquid carriers, Filling agents and Bonding Adhesives.
1) Carrier;Mono Ethylene Glycol combined with various thickeners and chemicals to form a consistent evenly spread, protective layer of tyre sealant, on the inside tread part of tyre casing.
2) Fillers; Clays, Natural Fibers and Rubber Grouting. This combination is what forms a permanent flexible plug in the event of a penetration by foreign object, similar to a tubeless plug used by tyre fitment centers to repair a puncture.
3) Adhesives and Curing Agents; a combination of hardening chemicals are used to assist and to cure the flexible plug. This allows the continuous mending during the journey while in transit.
Why do you need Fug-it?
FUG-IT is designed for:
Safety and Improved vehicle road holding
Most people forget about their tyre until something goes wrong. The truth is: tyres lose pressure daily. In cool weather, a tyre will typically lose 0.5 to 1kg of air pressure per month. In warm weather, tyres lose even more air because of the expansion of the small porous holes in the tyre casing. That’s why it’s recommended that you check air pressure every other time you stop to fill up your fuel tank.
It has been proven that when your tyre pressure is correct and maintained your tyre contact area will be maximized leading to improved road handling and stopping ability on the road. This feature of Fug-It will ensure an increased safety level during your travels. Moreover your tyres will experience less wear and tear, by keeping the correct manufacturers profile which leads to better road holding.
Extend Tyre Life up to 20%
Treated tyres with sealant will maintain air pressure up to 10X longer than untreated tyres. The sealant forms a protective layer, on the inside of the tyre casing and seals the porous holes.
Reduces uneven Wear and Tear by keeping the correct profile maximizing tyre life.
By keeping your tyres at their correct pressure, running costs will be reduced. Under inflated tyres are prone to overheating, use more fuel and wear out quickly. Likewise, over inflation can shorten tyre life, reduce grip and cause steering problems.
WEAR AND TEAR
A tyre which is 20% under- inflated can give 20% less mileage. That means a loss of (8,000 km) on a potential (40,000 km).
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2EMISSIONS – Low tyre pressure increases both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Prevention of punctures and blowouts
Tyres operating at the correct profile lead to less drag (friction), on the road surface. The tyre will run at cooler temperatures, which reduce the chances of blowouts.
In treaded tyres the sealant spreads the heat from the Hot Spot on the tyre, evenly through the sealant acting Hot Spots Is normally associated as the weaker part of the tyre, and by the heat from the Hot Spots being transferred to the sealant, greatly reduces the chances of a blowout.
When a penetration into the tyre takes place, the escaping air, forces the sealant through the fractured hole, caused by the penetration. The sealant carries the various fibers, clays, and rubber grouting to intertwine and instantaneously form a flexible plug (very much like trimming your fringe over a hand basin with no plug and the hairs clogging and blocking the drain outlet, preventing the water to flow). By the weight of the car and the operating temperature of the tyre, the liquid is squeezed/pressed out of the plug. Only the newly formed plug stops the air from escaping. The combination and the adhesive agents, allows the curing process to take place, to prevent the potential tyre break down.
Tyre Rot /Perished? CPK
The Sealant has chemicals, continuously conditioning the tyre and retarding the ageing effect on tyres.
How does FUG-IT Work?
FUG-IT is installed quickly and easily through the valve stem. The average installation is just a few minutes per tyre!
When the vehicle is driven, the fluid action of the sealant causes the entre inside treaded surface area of the tyre to be coated with FUG-IT evenly. The thixotropic properties in FUG-IT allow the sealant to attach itself to the inner casing of the tyre. Due to centrifugal forces FUG-IT suspends itself to this area whilst 10% of the applied amount, continuously patrols the covered area, ready to act and to repair any occurring puncture.
It’s that simple. The tyre is now protected from any puncture or other leaks for the remaining legal life of the tyre!
FUG-IT Technical Aspects:
The sealant maintains correct air pressure, thus the correct profile of tyres, allowing the tyre to run up to 20% cooler preventing the chances of blow-outs.
In the event of a puncture, the centrifugal force of the rotating tyre and internal higher air pressure, forces the sealant into the hole. A permanent seal is formed in the fracture where the hole is filled with microscopic fibers, clays, fillers and adhesives. The escaping air pressure, weight of the vehicle together with the memory of the tyre infrastructure, creates the forming of a perfect permanent flexible plug while the vehicle is in transit.
In the event of a puncturing object being found, after removing the object, immediately continue to drive the vehicle for at least 3- 5 km. This allows the sealant to rotate and repair the puncture as seen above. Once this has taken place, the seal is permanent and will last for the life of the tyre.
Should the puncturing object be found after the vehicle has been standing for a long period of time, drive the vehicle before removing the puncturing object to allow the sealant to coat and evenly spread throughout the affected area. After about 5km, remove the puncturing object and continue to drive for 3-5km.
FUG-IT tyre life enhancer easily seals holes up to 6mm in the tread part of the tyre in a normal dosage application amount. A puncture that occurs while in transit will seal almost instantly and very little air will be lost before a permanent seal is made.