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what crazy stuff have you found sealing your beads


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#1 craftsmanmowerfreak OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 12:02 AM

i broke down a tire tonight to put a tube in it (a used tube from another tire tube was good but tire was rotted) basically my one tire on my sub 14 kept going flat every couple months so i went to break bead and found caulking. yes you read that right they caulked the bead on both sides. i done right tire last year when i brought home the set of tires from a mower junkyard (these are the set from a ss14 i parted out last year due to frame damage) i thought i had a nail in left tire and that it was reason it was going flat turns out it was a tack and it fell out somewhere probably under load when i was using tractor to push snow. i checked inside of tire found nothing sharp so tube went in.

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 12:43 AM

I usually run into Slime, or Fix-a-Flat. Both are horrible to remove.


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 12:45 AM

I usually run into Slime, or Fix-a-Flat. Both are horrible to remove.

yea i know but someone put caulking on the bead to seal tire to rim


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 01:04 AM

I usually use gobs' of grease if the ratchet strap doesn't work. Caulking..... that's a new one, but if it works... hmmmmmm.


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 04:26 AM

i have seen tire beads sealed with silastic ( like gutter sealant , gasket sealer )


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 05:31 AM

I used spray paint once

on the spare on my old truck

still holding and that was 3 years ago


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 07:01 AM

I used spray paint once
on the spare on my old truck
still holding and that was 3 years ago


Silicon is a good alternative to going postal, and I will admit to it on a couple of occasions. Mainly aluminum rims on vans
It works and can be broken down
Fresh paint, on the other hand... I've had a couple tires that were nearly impossible to to change its hand tools. I suspected the one and could verify the other that they used paint.
Let me tell you, before I was done, I MADE UP new words to make a Sailor blush, questioned the marital status of the guys parents, and probably bought myself some serious quality time in Limbo if not a warmer climate.
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Posted February 21, 2016 - 08:09 AM

I've used grease to help get a seal when you just can't get it that bead to seal. Never used anything else though. Anything that hardens will be bad news when the next tire goes on. 


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 08:10 AM

I usually use slime to seal the bead.  I don't brake the bead loose from the rim, just push it down enough to get the slime worked down between the rim and bead with a acid brush.  Excess can be washed off.  Put plenty of air in a let it sit overnight.  After that it is ready to go and the bead leak is gone.  Not much to break it down later when that time comes.  Little messy but what the hay - it saved a tire for another season or two.


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 08:23 AM

Ive used pb blaster, if that wont work i use a light coating of grease

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Posted February 21, 2016 - 02:25 PM

I've fixed a couple of tire bead leaks by using Monkey Grip Bead Sealer I got from my local Farm and Fleet store.  Comes in a quart can with a dobber brush.  I don't know what effect it has on breaking the beads after application, as all of my fixes are still holding air.


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Posted February 22, 2016 - 08:01 AM

I've used the greased on the beads, also heard of the paint trick.

For inner leaks, I've used the commercial stop leaks, but found a large $3, 64 oz  bottle of liquid laundry starch works great.


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