APPENDIX E: GLOSSARY (Con't)
Tendency to crack or snap when subjected to deformation. Buckled Tread
Tire distortion caused by improper molding, evidenced by wrinkling on
the inside of the casing or other deformations.
The prepared surface of a tire casing that provides proper adhesion
between the previously vulcanized casing and the new rubber.
A machine used to file or scrape the old tread from the tire.
Removing knife marks from skived tires or rubber, and preparing surface
areas for application of uncured rubber stocks.
The application of retread or repair rubber .
An uneven or swelled place in an inflated tire that may indicate that the
tire has an inside break., ply separation, or tread separation. In tubeless
tires, a bulge could indicate that the inner liner or seal is not holding the
air, which is migrating through the body plies to the outer surface,
causing a separation between the body plies and rubber. If tire is not
inflated, check for separations
The tire structure, excepting tread and sidewall rubber.
The skived out portion of a tire repair (nail holes, cuts, breaks. etc.) ; the
hollow portion of a vulcanizing mold, where tires are placed for curing.
A device designed for the vulcanizing of nail holes, spots, and plug
portions of section and reinforcement repairs.
An adhesive rubber compound dissolved in solvent used to provide
building tack and cured adhesion. May be brushed or sprayed on the
The layer of fabric covering the bead in the area between the bead and
rim, designed to protect the bead against abrasion from contact with the
Cracks that develop in tire treads and sidewalls in the process of
deterioration. See Ozone.
Vulcanization at room temperature or above; activated by chemical
agents, without the application of heat from an outside source. See Self-
The breaking away of pieces of the tread from the casing. Pieces may
range from a very small size to several inches in area.
The status code in which items are placed when received or inspected that
identifies their state of repair.