Originally Posted by CodyY
Your source has taken off several tires with strings???
Have you ever seen a tire that has blown out? Ever seen a white chalky substance in the belt package? That's what we call cancer. It's the deterioration of the steel in the tire. This is the strength of the tire. Your string plug is letting water/oil/grime/etc. in the belt package. It may not be leaking air. There is a difference in sealing the leak, and sealing the injury.
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Sorry man, that is pretty weak stuff, presented by companies with a vested interest in their perspective, and for a profit on the second one.
I see no definitive proof that there is any "wikking", or that the use of string plugs is dangerous in comparrison to other methods.