View Full Version : leaky bead on tire

07-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Any tips on getting a 12 hour leak to stop tire has a little life left in it?
Fix a flat?Only need to run it for this weekend.

07-01-2010, 10:10 AM
12 Hour? just put air in it before taking to the track. I wouldn't recommend fix a flat in a race car..

07-01-2010, 10:40 AM
Fix a Flat wouldn't be recommended...maybe some GREEN SLIME. Silicone works great too!

07-01-2010, 10:58 AM
will try silicone thanks

07-01-2010, 11:05 AM
There is this black sticky stuff that tire places use to help seal beads. I use to use it all the time when I was younger mounting snow tires. Came in a tall can, had a brush attached to the lid. You might even be able to take it over to a tire shop with the beads broke, and have them slop a little of that stuff on there before you seat the beads.

07-01-2010, 12:29 PM
aside from being next to worthless, i'm not sure fix-a-flat would do much good on a leaky bead. especially on the lock side of a bead lock wheel, the rubber molded flashing left on the inside of the bead of the tire can get pinched into the sealing surface if you're not careful and cause slow leaks. I like to remove as much as i can with a sharp razor blade on all my tires.

07-01-2010, 02:32 PM
I run A/R's and they leak around the letters and the side walls.

Are they a fix for this.


07-01-2010, 02:37 PM
Green Tire Slime works great...I have used it in all low pressure apllications.For example ATV tires,wheel barrow tire,trailer tires,and Packer Car tires that were looking through the letters. It's a little sticky but washes away easily with water. It can be found at any local walmarts