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Old 01-04-2010, 10:18 AM
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Unhappy Leaky rims

My Concorde and both my Sebrings developed leaky aluminum rims. I have compressed air at home so filling the tires back up isn't a problem but it is a nuisance. The guy at Belle Tire claims it's due to oxidation of the rim that can be fixed by unmounting the tire, cleaning the rim and applying a "black sealer" for $16/tire.
Has anyone had experience with this fix? Does it hold up? Has anyone heard of a DIY approach that works for this problem?
Old 01-04-2010, 11:17 AM
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just as he said it works it is called bead sealer
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Originally Posted by xfire04 View Post
just as he said it works it is called bead sealer

what he said. no probs , i have had this done to a motorcycle before.
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-It works just fine. They just have to clean the oxidation from the inside lip before applying the sealer and you'll be good to go. The shop I go to uses a bench grinder with a large wire wheel on it.

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You can buy the bead sealer and do it yourself. I got a can at Advance Autoparts for less than $9.

If you are going to a shop ask how much more for them to rebalance your tires while they are at it.
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