Another 3rd world tire repair video

It’s amazing what can be done when manpower costs next to nothing.

I’m fine with sidewall repairs, as long as it’s somebody else’s tire. I prefer my repairs to be without rope, clay, or molten metal of any sort.
Wow. Ironically now the patch is stronger than and more valuable than the rest of the tire!

Having been to and lived in 3rd world nations where daily wages are about a dollar, it's amazing to see the skilled workers perform their manual tasks.

It had not occurred to me before but I've heard we send cargo ships of our "old worn out" tires over seas and I had always assumed they were somehow recycled for raw materials but now seeing this video our tires are probably given a 2nd life over there. That tire looks so work out by our standards but some farmer would be thrilled to get it for his uses.
The amount of work the went into making the outside of the tire nice but with a boot inside is surprising.

Considering the type of damage and the fact that the tire will be rather out of balance makes me wonder if his full process would be needed to get a functional but uglier tire.

Getting the boot to vulcanize on would be more important than removing bent belts but there would still be a visible bulge

Ah well
Actually, similar techniques are still in use in 1st world countries when it comes to fixing a (at times a $100 grand) tire off a mining truck.

And in first world countries, unless the tire is going on a car/light truck or a passenger bus(school/public transit/hire), it’s OK to do sidewall repairs - the tire gets a blue patch of rubber to denote that. I see UPS trucks with repaired tires quite often. It’s OK to put a repaired and retreaded tire on the steer axles of a truck, but not a bus.
The key to this is the economics. With the cost of labor very low, repairing a tire for slow moving service becomes economically realistic.

And by the way, he was repairing a tubetype, bias ply tire - for a truck. In the US, trucks don't use tubetype tires anymore, nor do they use bias ply tires (with a few exceptions!).