Originally Posted by wbmusarra
Or Fix-A- Flat
I carry some in my "Goody Bag" along with a small 12 volt inflater.
Take a HARD look at your Fix-A-Flat. Some of these things use PROPANE as the active ingredient, or something else equally flammable. That's like driving around with a bomb inside your car.
A friend was driving his Pantera for hours on a hot day, coming home from a Pantera convention. Engine heat got to his Fix-A-Flat and it EXPLODED, throwing shrapnel everywhere. It destroyed all his luggage and everything inside, and also put numerous huge dents in the $3000 decklid. And it could have been much worse.
Of course, the ambulance chasers are all over this sort of thing, as it's much more common than you would think: Fix A Flat tire inflator explosion - Tire sealant injuries death lawsuits- Call Lawyer Attorney
In the late 90s, I read a newspaper article about a mechanic who was killed when he went to remove a tire from a wheel which had been repaired with fix-a-flat. He was using a tire machine that had a steel arm that rested against the wheel. When he used it, it sparked, igniting the mixture inside. If my memory is correct, the explosion also set the pumps on fire and destroyed the gas station.
So, don't be that guy. If you have flammable stuff, get rid of it (safely!) and buy some modern, non-flammable stuff!