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no its not, gorilla tape is fine like you said, it just to protect the tube from spoke nuts
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I used a normal good quality gaffa tape before and it worked fine. Cutting the width down is a bit fiddly but i doesn't take to long. The tubliss tape does vary sometimes from red to black and also the tape type itself but its good quality and easy to apply. I ordered some genuine tubliss tape to replace the gaffa but the gaffa is fine. Once its fitted it just really sits there and doesn't move.
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Just thrown tubliss out of the front and gone back to a mousse. Just had enough of losing pressure and not sealing. Final straw was puncturing the bladder.

Rear has a slow leak that no amount of re-seating seems to fix. Stays up for a ride, but still gives me the irrits. Probably lose it after this tyre, too.

Still got tubliss in the second bike, great seal on both tyres. Just the luck of the draw, it seems..

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I used a normal good quality gaffa tape before and it worked fine. Cutting the width down is a bit fiddly but i doesn't take to long. The tubliss tape does vary sometimes from red to black and also the tape type itself but its good quality and easy to apply. I ordered some genuine tubliss tape to replace the gaffa but the gaffa is fine. Once its fitted it just really sits there and doesn't move.
I found gaffa tape too wide and this Gorilla stuff is just the right width and thick, it's good stuff.
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As someone mentioned, I think it helps prevent tyre punctures from the inside if we sand the sharp edges off the outer face on the Tubliss rim lock metal. Round those edges and sand or even polish it smooth.

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Try the Bridgestone x30s. Dunlop geomax and Michelins are just too thin for tubliss. X30s will still get holes but have a much stronger carcass and seal nice with a plug and slime.
I've also had good success with the X30 front tyre with Tubliss. I'm using the fat 90/100 size. Usually 9 to 10 psi. The X30 front is a bit vague at times. I guess due to the stiffness. But good enough grip/control and very durable.

The Dunlop AT81F also works fine for me with Tubliss. Stiff sidewalls. It's my wet weather tyre+wheel. Also at 10 PSI.

Pirellis have thin beads and never seal.
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Still got tubliss in the second bike, great seal on both tyres. Just the luck of the draw, it seems..
Do you trim the little tits off the sides of the red Tubliss liner before installation? I think those can cause slow leaks. Also any nick to the inside of the tyre bead can cause a leak. During assembly I lube the sides of the liner and inside of the bead with slime. Works well, but be super careful with the tyre levers to avoid damage the bead.
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Do you trim the little tits off the sides of the red Tubliss liner before installation? I think those can cause slow leaks. Also any nick to the inside of the tyre bead can cause a leak. During assembly I lube the sides of the liner and inside of the bead with slime. Works well, but be super careful with the tyre levers to avoid damage the bead.
The big variation is in the 'finish' on the inside of the tyre. Some work better than others.

I'm in the trade - I've fitted plenty of them. I'm fed up of a product I can't trust. It's a good product, but the results can't be predicted.

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Do you trim the little tits off the sides of the red Tubliss liner before installation? I think those can cause slow leaks. Also any nick to the inside of the tyre bead can cause a leak. During assembly I lube the sides of the liner and inside of the bead with slime. Works well, but be super careful with the tyre levers to avoid damage the bead.

This is precisely how I install Tubliss and it has worked well for me for a number of years. I also spend the extra time to snip the little 'tits' off the Tubliss carcass before installation although I don't really know if it helps or not.
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