A pikey way of sealing splits...

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by steveboiboi, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. steveboiboi

    steveboiboi Southern style!

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    Just had a thought... But don't know if it's a crap one... If you have leaking splits and are to lazy to split and re-seal etc... Could you just stick some shitty tyre repair stuff in there??
     
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    if that dont work could all ways black mastic them :)

    Jack
     
  3. Gavwan

    Gavwan Back to Black

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    it doesn't last. Neither does a bead of mastic around the outside
     
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    I just used the black gasket sealant that Halfords sell. It's lasted 8 months or so, so far.
     
  5. steveboiboi

    steveboiboi Southern style!

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    ok so being lazy... guessing id have to cut all the old sealent out first? then run some back over the top?
     
  6. Tony200

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    Clean the old stuff out the join.

    Rub join down with 180/200 grit paper.

    Then use tigerseal/silkaflex/serious stuff around the join and let it set before mounting a tyre.

    This worked for a number years with my 3pc wheels which used to leak like crazy.
     
  7. steveboiboi

    steveboiboi Southern style!

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    ok cheers tony! is that without splitting the wheel?
     
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    Just refurbed my rims, as said on here I'm going to rub the contact area down and seal with sikaflex
     
  9. Jak

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    How are splits actually sealed 'properly' out of interest? Is there like a rubber gasket type thing between each piece or is like silicone that's applied wet and then dries?
     
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    Yeah bud thats without splitting the rims :thumbs:
     
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    Sliderman Absolute Slag

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    Sikaflex is amazing. Keep it off your hands/clothes/everything where you don't want it though.
     

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