Tubeless thorn puncture - remove or leave alone?

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CrossRob
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by CrossRob

I got a puncture in my tubeless Fusion 3 at the weekend, which I only noticed because of a few quick white sprays from the tyre as the sealant did its job.

By the end of the ride, I'd lost about 10psi from when I set out, so the seal seems pretty good.

The thorn that caused the puncture is still in the tyre. Should I:

- leave it alone, as the sealant has blocked the hole, or

- remove it, patch the tyre from the inside and top up the sealant?

Grateful for your thoughts.

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

remove it, you may not even need to patch it. if it won't re-seal, then go ahead and patch.
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NWSAlpine
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by NWSAlpine

Remove it and let it seal. I have a 4 or 5 punctures that have been sealed with stans for a few hundred miles now.

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