In a sea of tubeless sealants and accessories, we have one more to add to your list. The good news is that they’re good guys (and gals) – and the company name says it all: Good Guy Tubeless. We found their product on a store shelf in St. George, UT, and wanted to find out more. What’s in the sealant? How good are these guys, really?
While we don’t know whether the guys will help you move your couch, we do know that the sealant is natural-latex-based. They say it’s eco-friendly, and has “mineral particulate acting as extra hole-clogging superheroes.” That sounds pretty good to us.
I inquired with the Good Guys to find out how their sealant stacks up to the competition. Does the sealant contain ammonia? How long will it last in your tires? How long will a sealed bottle last on the shelf? They responded,
Our sealant is latex based, so there will always be some percentage of ammonia to keep it from coagulating. Most people are misinformed as to the relationship between aluminum and ammonia. Ammonia does not corrode aluminum. The breakdown of spoke nipples is due to a tape failure, wherein the sealant is allowed to bridge the gap between the steel spoke and the aluminum nipple. The sealant acts as an electrolyte allowing galvanic corrosion to occur between the two differently charged materials. Our sealant typically lasts in the tire a little longer than most because it creates a bit of membrane that adheres to the tire. This creates a better air-tight situation keeping the sealant liquid. Shelf life is on par with other latex brands. We use pouches instead of bottle which allows you to press excess air out of the bottle, keeping the sealant liquid for longer. I usually say 1 year for shelf life.
Venturing a guess, this looks like a small outfit that primarily sells through small retail stores and their own consumer-direct website. Without extra layers of distribution, margin, and red tape, they are able to undercut most competitors’ prices.
3 oz pouch – $3.00
16 oz pouch – $14.00
32 oz pouch – $24.00
3 oz triple pack – $8.00
In comparison, Orange Seal costs $20 for 16 ounces, Stan’s costs $28 for 32 ounces, and Caffelatex will set you back $30 for 34 ounces (1000ml).
The Good Guys also sell tubeless accessories, such as tubeless tape, universal aluminum tubeless valves, and spare valve core replacements.
If you’re after a great deal and want to maintain your sterling reputation, Good Guy Tire Sealant might just be your best bet.