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~£}*~{{*{^\|££***!!! Tire help please.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Carlo Muro, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. rubline

    rubline Coddiwomple

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    I work at a auto repair shop and get a few of these issues every year. After 30 seconds with a tire machine and lots of air pressure the tire is seated on the rim and the owner of the tire is
    :eek2
    Having the right tools is great.
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  2. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    You has tools but I has fire

    :super

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  3. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Only a matter of time.

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    Saw a bead seater at Northern Tool yesterday. Air tank with a large valve looks like a vacuum cleaner. Wonder if they actually work. :hmmmmm
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  4. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    Yes they work well. One of the school systems I go to,I watch the guys seat bus tires with one. I don't do enough tires to have one laying around taking up shop space.
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  5. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 motominded

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    We had one at the stealership . Priceless when you needed it .
    CH-5_2.jpg
    They are pretty cheap . Like $60 and up .
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  6. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    My guess is that shops that take money use these because the "ring of fire" is likely not an OSHA sanctioned practice.
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  7. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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  8. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Ahem ...

    Spray inside the tire, then spray a line leading from the tire on the garage floor several feet away.
    Light the end of the line of fluid.

    Works like a fuse.
    Tire and flame is a "safe" distance away.

    Caution:
    If you didn't put enough fluid in the tire carcass to generate the necessary pressure to seat the tire, don't immediately spray more fluid.
    Bad things might occur. Let it cool a bit.
    Don't ask how I know this.

    also, before trying this, it would be a good time to check if your fire extinguishers are fully charged.
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  9. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Slime will make rim rust. So I always use a fube. Then add slime. No more leaks. Last fall saw some green. Stoped and pulled out a big thorn. Sealed right up. Plus I can run nice low pressure for less lawn compaction.

    Rod
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  10. MechReclined

    MechReclined Adventurer

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    I use my clear grease. Slather enough in gap to seal the tire. Air up and wipe off. Back in can it goes. Not used for very much else.
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  11. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh Supporter

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    Burning brake cleaner will kill you!!
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  12. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Yes, some will.
    Not all give off phosphene gas, though.
    It is prudent to stand back ... another reason for the "fuse"

    My assumption was some level of competence in a shop environment.
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  13. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    After reading all that "playing with matches crap"- just do the tube and avoid a tire that easily looses air.
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