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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:55 PM   #21
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for bead leaks, try roof flashing tar, or windshield urethane on the beads.
i used roof flashing tar. worked pretty well. i have no beadlocks, and i never burped air till i was at 3lbs, and pushing hard into a hillside to right a flop. it never lost a bead. i sheared a valve stem at the mounds, and the tire stayed on the rim with zero air. it was a bitch to remove the tire to fix the stem though.

for sidewall pin holes you might try scuffing the inside of the tire and smearing it with vulcanizing glue. it kinda melts into the rubber. kinda like model glue does to a plastic model. that is assuming you can find where the air is escaping from. good luck
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Old July 24th, 2012, 04:27 PM   #22
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UPDATE!!! I went out to the barn expecting to have to fill up the leaky tire and it still had five pounds in it! So to recap, tire would go flat in about 36 hours, put in a big bottle slime, lost seven of fourteen pounds I put in overnight, next three days it only lost two more pounds. Good enough for me.
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Good to hear. I'm still mounting them so I haven't done anything yet. You just put in a whole bottle and laid it on the leaky side?
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No. Since it was already flat I just took out the valve core and squeezed in the whole bottle and filled the tire back up to 14 pounds and drove it a bit. I wasn't going to break down the whole deal to put in slime, if I did I would have patched it from the inside. But the leak in mine is just from a cut, not all over the place like yours.
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I've tried slime before, it worked ok, but right on the bottle it says something about only working on holes in the tread area, not in the sidewall, prolly cuz of centrifugal force, best bet is to have the tire off the vehicle, so you can lay it on its side, flip and rotate it, I'm curious to try the bars leak,
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I tried the bars leak mixture in a set of comp cut paddle tires i have a week and a half ago. The tire would go from 10psi to 0 in about 2-3hours. The mix has been in for a week and a half and I have only lost 4psi. It is actually quite impressive for what it is.
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