The list below is a partial list of tips for troubleshooting what to look for if you are having problems with your pump:
1. Cold Product - All of our fills must be kept at room temperature (72° F) in order for the product to pump properly and also for it to cure properly. When you receive product, especially in the winter time, it is key to remember that the product could have been delivered cold. The product should be warmed inside a heated area before use. Result: Possible poor cure.
2. Proper Cleaning - When you clean the pump it is imperative to remember that if all areas of the pump, manifold, mixing elements are not properly scrubbed/dried of cleaning materials, this could affect the cure. Any contamination in the tire from tire cleaning solvents can affect the ability of fill to properly cure. Ensure you run the pump for a few strokes into a bucket before filling a tire so that all cleaning materials are removed. Result: Possible poor cure.
3. Proper Pump Assembly - sometimes a simple step is missed in assembling the pump for filling tires. The most common is to forget to put in the mixing elements in the mixing tube. This is crucial as this is the part of the process where the A and B sides are mixed together, therefore curing the product. Result: Failed cure - product remains liquid inside tire.
In order to avoid some of the issues mentioned above, it is best to have a dedicated and well-ventilated area at least 10'x10' to work in. A sample work room is shown below.