Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

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Armorel
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Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby Armorel » 12 Aug 2018, 9:34pm

Does anyone know whether airlines will object to a couple of cans of Zefal puncture repair spray in my luggage (either hand luggage or checked in baggage)? I'm not entirely sure what's in the spray so I'm not sure whether it comes into any prohibited category.

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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby MartinBrice » 12 Aug 2018, 9:36pm

No. Not allowed. Same as gas canisters of any kind.

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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Aug 2018, 9:37pm

You can, do you mean to ask whether you may?
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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby Warin61 » 13 Aug 2018, 3:07am

Could be used as weapon? Not allowed in cabin baggage.
Flammable? Not allowed.
Explosive? (that includes compressed gas) Not allowed ... unless it is part of a medical device...

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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby horizon » 13 Aug 2018, 10:12pm

Armorel wrote:Does anyone know whether airlines will object to a couple of cans of Zefal puncture repair spray in my luggage (either hand luggage or checked in baggage)? I'm not entirely sure what's in the spray so I'm not sure whether it comes into any prohibited category.


I'd appreciate it if you could let us know which flight/airport etc so that we can plan accordingly. :mrgreen:
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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby crazydave789 » 13 Aug 2018, 10:35pm

seeing as it is a use once item would it not be better to fit slime inner tubes instead?

or have they changed the recipe? as far as I was aware it was just a small tin of tyreweld.

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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby Armorel » 14 Aug 2018, 8:21am

I will be flying from Birmingham to Cork with Stobart Air and back from Belfast City to East Midlands Airport with Flybe. I'll be hiring a bike in Ireland but have been told to take puncture repair stuff with me, so fitting different tyres isn't an option.

I have no idea what's in the puncture repair spray - I can't read the small print on the can even with my glasses on, although it does have a "flammable" symbol on it.

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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby cycleruk » 14 Aug 2018, 8:51am

If hiring then take a puncture repair outfit, spare tube and levers.
Usually hirers include some form of repair kit. If you know who you are hiring from then contact them about it.
I have had aerosols in hold luggage without problems.
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Re: Can I take puncture repair spray on a plane?

Postby crazydave789 » 14 Aug 2018, 7:50pm

Armorel wrote:I will be flying from Birmingham to Cork with Stobart Air and back from Belfast City to East Midlands Airport with Flybe. I'll be hiring a bike in Ireland but have been told to take puncture repair stuff with me, so fitting different tyres isn't an option.

I have no idea what's in the puncture repair spray - I can't read the small print on the can even with my glasses on, although it does have a "flammable" symbol on it.


if you really need it then post it to the bike shop you are hiring from or ask if they can source a couple of cans or put it in the hold as you wont be going that high for very long. I've only tried repairing a puncture that way once and can't claim that it worked as well as it does with cars.