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Offline banit2026

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sealing tires
« on: May 05, 2014, 07:22:48 AM »
I'm having trouble getting tires to seal on the rims , any tips would be appreciated. May have to use tubes.



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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 09:09:57 AM »
So did I, I gave up and used tubes, trick is to use the correct size tube. Or you might try some of the tire sealants out there.
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 01:16:06 PM »
Tires are 13-6.50-6. Is thre a tube for that. Useing 6x6 wheels


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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 06:22:17 PM »
YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY WHAT THE TIRE STORES USE. IT IS LIKE A BLACK ADHESIVE, SOME AUTO PARTS STORE SELL IT TO.
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 06:54:01 PM »
Napa has bead sealer- sometimes it works-sometimes not

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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 07:13:42 PM »
I use Murphys tire soap,mount mine on 8.5"rims works great.
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 06:38:09 PM »
I use to sand the lip of the rim where the tire and rim meet and use grease, any king of grease will do just grease the rim really well and the tire should seal up
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 11:27:32 PM »
I use to sand the lip of the rim where the tire and rim meet and use grease, any king of grease will do just grease the rim really well and the tire should seal up

Don't use any petroleum products on the bead of a tire, it breaks down the rubber. Murphys is what I've used for years and never had a problem.
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 06:48:07 PM »
I've honestly never had any trouble with the grease method, I learnt this trick from my gradpa who was a mechanic for 40+ years, and as far as a tire goes most tires have petroleum in the process of making a tire
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 07:36:30 PM »
I have has good success with using black silicone.  Run a small bead where the tire will sit.  Then pop the tire on the bead and the silicone fills any potential leak points.  no leaks around the rim yet
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Re: sealing tires
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 11:05:38 PM »
What kind if wheels? I've had more troubles getting them off than sealing on good wheels?
Bead sealer works great.
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