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Got the second screw in a rear tyre in the space of a month on Friday. Apart form the obvious "Has someone got a grudge" this one was worse as National Tyres say they can't repair it and with 7mm of tread left I'm fairly gutted.

Their repairs drill a hole and plug with something with a solid back. They say that as the hole is near the edge when I go over a bump the plug will move and it will go down. I can't believe a simple old fashioned glued flexible patch will be a problem but would love to know if anyone know definitively how close to the edge of a tyre you can repair safely.

The tyre is in excellent condition, no sidewall damage and the screw is a good inch maybe inch and a half inside the edge of the tyre.

Any knowledge you guys have would be appreciated.
 

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Obviously it can't be repaired by the normal means. It would be worth seeing if you can get it vulcanized instead. Normally it's only specialist tyre centres that can do it, and most holes can be repaired, even if on the sidewall.
 
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