John S. wrote:
> Bob Urz wrote:
>>I have a few aluminum rims with tubeless tires that i seem to have
>>a continuing slow leaking problem. Any tips on how to seal these
>>up more permanent? Most of the auto parts store seem to just have
>>the stuff to put in the whole tire to seal punctures. (green slime ?)
>>I just want to seal the bead area. Some guy at the parts store suggested
>>Joy dish soap directly rubbed on but i have my doubts about that.
>>I can break the bead to get to it.
> Do you know where the leaks are?
> Before fixing the rims, be sure to check the stems for a good seal to
> the rim, lack of cracking around the base and a correctly functioning
The particular one i am working on now is off my taurus. It was holding
air fine until a nail got it. I put a patch on the inside and lightly
sanded off the bead rims before putting it back on. I used a manual
harbor freight tire machine to do it. It seems to be leaking less now,
but still a very slow leak.
Now, my 96 S10 aluminum rims seems to only leak when it cold outside.
I have not broke them down yet. Trying to get a plan first.
I really did not want to put the sealer down the valve stem route.
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