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Old July 21st, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Leaky sidewall repair

One of my 39.5 Iroks is becoming a nuisance. It keeps losing air over time, maybe 2-3 pounds a day so in a weeks time it's flat. I've sprayed soapy water on it and it seems to be just a thin sidewall and has little bubbles in several places. I'm about to switch the tire over to a different rim and I'm wondering if there is any good product that I can spray on the inside to seal it up.

Any suggestions, personal experiences?
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Old July 21st, 2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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slime it up maybe? what about some of the roof repair stuff they have on tv all the time. just a quick even spray of that ?
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Old July 21st, 2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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I wonder how something like Stan's No Tubes would work? It works wonders on mountain bike tires. You'd need to use probably a whole quart. Just a thought.

http://www.notubes.com/Stans-Tire-Se...rt-P51C14.aspx
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What is an equivalent size in a tractor intertube?
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Old July 21st, 2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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The Stan's is interesting. Do you just squirt some in your bike tire before you air it up?

Not interested in a tube....... yet.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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You pour a little cup full into the tire then air it up. There are little chunks of a rubbery material in the solution and those are actually what seal the tire in the end. There were a few tires I used to run that were notorious for leaky side walls and it sealed them right up. You may have a few little white spots where the liquid oozed out before it sealed. I may give them a call on Monday and see what they think.
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Local places carry it or does it have to be ordered? I have a week to get it fixed.
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Funny, after our discussion last week I got a 24oz bottle of slime from advanced. The non pressurized one that you just squeeze in when it's flat, and since it's always flat, that wasn't a problem. Same thing, little rubber chunks to seal it up. I figure since the leaks are small, usually shit in the inner bead or a small leak from a small sidewall cut, it should work. I'll report back later to this thread with a 24 hour update. Bottles all say they will seal up to a .25 hole. I think that would be a bit optimistic but we'll see.
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Oh and if it works on my worst tire I may get a couple of the small bottles and put it in the rest as a pre emptive strike.
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Found this on Silverlake sand dune forum. http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index...ic,7891.0.html .Not sure if it will work or not.
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Found this on Silverlake sand dune forum. http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index...ic,7891.0.html .Not sure if it will work or not.
Interesting. I would try this next. The slimes all say they won't harden and is easy to clean up with water. We'll see I guess when I swap these out someday.
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Found this on Silverlake sand dune forum. http://www.silverlakeforum.com/index...ic,7891.0.html .Not sure if it will work or not.
Well, since I have a bottle of the Bar's leak and some antifreeze in the garage, I think I'll give it a try.

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Is it the correct bars leak? Has to be the aluminum stuff.
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I've had very good luck with slime, But i've never used it in a tire that big.
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and bars leaks is a michigan company. just sayin
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UPDATE. Tire lost seven pounds overnight I only drove it .3 miles after I put the stuff in so maybe it wasn't enough time to coat everything.
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Well, since I have a bottle of the Bar's leak and some antifreeze in the garage, I think I'll give it a try.

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I would be worried about the integrity of the tire if it was leaking from the sidewall in the area you described
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Naw, a few pinholes don't mean it's going to blow out. I had circle track tires on a buggy years ago that did the same thing. When I called the manufacturer they said that's the nature of the beast for lightweight tires.

Not saying Iroks are lightweight but I don't see them shredding because of this either.
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #20
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i used the black glue they use on car windshields and had real good luck with that for the beads.
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