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Old 01-21-15, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default “Re-Sealing” Low Profile Tire after Rim Repair?

One of my front F Sport rims was bent and not holding air, so I had it repaired at a reputable shop.

The rim sat in my trunk for a day or so, but when I went to install it, I noticed that the tire was soft.

I put more air in it and waited another day or so, but it still wasn’t holding air.

The shop took it back and returned it to me stating they “re-sealed” it because it’s a low profile tire. I couldn’t get a good explanation regarding this, however.

Do anyone know what “re-sealing’ a rim / tire means? Is there something more to low profile tires than simply mounting them to a rim? I hope some workaround, short of proper repair wasn’t used.

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I assume they just re-lubricated the bead. If it stays sealed, it's all good.

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I assume they just re-lubricated the bead. If it stays sealed, it's all good.
Hmm; I'm honestly not sure!?

What is the bead?

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Basically the part of the rubber that contacts the wheel. A common solution to get a good seal is to actually use something like hairspray.
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Sometimes when the tire has been on the wheel for a while the bead gets dirty/grimy and when it gets re-installed after a tire repair it doesn't seal up right. The tire shop should have cleaned the area before mounting.

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Basically the part of the rubber that contacts the wheel. A common solution to get a good seal is to actually use something like hairspray.
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Sometimes when the tire has been on the wheel for a while the bead gets dirty/grimy and when it gets re-installed after a tire repair it doesn't seal up right. The tire shop should have cleaned the area before mounting.
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I had this problem on a previous car. I had the tire remounted at three different shops and none ever got it fixed. Every two weeks I would have to inflate the tire. As much as I hate to admit it I finally put some Green Slime in the tire. I drove it another five or six years and never had another problem.
Gooey crap yes, but the stuff worked.

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I had this problem on a previous car. I had the tire remounted at three different shops and none ever got it fixed. Every two weeks I would have to inflate the tire. As much as I hate to admit it I finally put some Green Slime in the tire. I drove it another five or six years and never had another problem.
Gooey crap yes, but the stuff worked.
Wow; interesting.

Never heard of this until now.

Hope fixed. :|
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