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    Guys I need to get info on tyre inflater that work from a 12v supply( possibly 240v?) this info is for the gf as it's what her dad wants for Xmas as he has classic cars so needs one just in case lol any help willbe great thanks

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    I was given a 12v tyre inflator a few years ago, and used it a few times on a puncture until the replacement tyre arrived

    Its great if you walk round the car and find a tyre is completely flat
    However it takes at least an hour to get a tyre FULLY inflated

    The trick is to inflate a tyre to about 25PSI, which takes about 30 minutes
    Then drive to the nearest place with an air machine to complete the task
    Obviously if one is near than this is suitable, however if not then you will have to fully inflate the tyre

    Finally is the NOISE
    There is serious danger of waking the neighbours if you use this machine between 23:00 and 07:00

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    I bought one. It was a complete waste of time. Took for ever to inflate a tyre.

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    a lot of the "decent ones" are now designed to work in conjucton with a tyre sealant and pressurises the cannister to pump into the system. they work like this now as most of the older pressure based sealant cannisters have a 1 year shelf life and generally run out of puff less than half way through impregnating the tyre or are not used correctly by the user

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    Got myself one by 'Bon-aire' can inflate a flat tyre very quickly, reliable and its very quiet too.
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    there is loads of these on ebay, was looking the other day. just type in 12v air compressor simplezzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Got myself one by 'Bon-aire' can inflate a flat tyre very quickly, reliable and its very quiet too.
    this one is excellent ........
    Its on my xmas list ,unless i can nick it from Deans car

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    a lot of the "decent ones" are now designed to work in conjucton with a tyre sealant and pressurises the cannister to pump into the system
    Great in principle
    However many tyre places won't touch a tyre that has been treated with this
    If they do, then you are looking at some extra wallet emptying

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    There are some good ones out there, but as said the cheap ones are not up to much best to buy the best you can afford.
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    It's for the gf for her dad as I said. Will look at the Bon aire one for her tbh I wouldn't have one at all

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