Before the snow season, I'd like to get the tubeless tires on my snowblower to
seal sufficiently that I don't have to air them up every time I want to use it.
The first thing I did was break the beads and clean all the mating surfaces.
abrasives, just soap, water and a cotton rag, then air to push the beads back
into position. No joy.
So I opened things again and cleaned again but this time I applied rubber
to the mating surfaces (as suggested by a local tire shop) and re-inflated the
critters. As well as I can determine, the air loss is undiminished.
So next I tried cleaning and applying clear silicone sealant. I'm still losing
air at a prodigious rate!!!
Soapy water says the leaks are around the bead area, is there any specific
technique for identifying what is _exactly_ causing the problem? And what
should I do when I find it?
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