Getting tire to stay on the bead?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lasher66, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    Hi,
    I have a 36"bunton walk behind and the front tire keeps leaking around the bead and over night it comes off the bead once the tire pressure is gone. I cleaned everything very well and cannot get the tire to quit leaking around the bead. Is there something I can put on the bead to get a better seal so it dont leak. I dont see any bends or dings that would cause this either. Thanks for any help given.

    Lasher
     
  2. Eddyyy302

    Eddyyy302 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Hey,

    Take axle grease and an acid brush and brush the grease around the bead, and reseat it (with no valve in). The grease stops the leak around the bead. If this doesn't help put a tube in it.
    Dan
    Eddy Landscape Design
     
  3. firekilr2

    firekilr2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    innertube will work great
     
  4. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    You can try slime too if all else fails, but the tube is probably the more reliable way to go.. SOmething must be outta wack like the rim is twisted a bit or the tire is defective ?? one never knows with these things.. I have a slow leak in my truck tire that no one can find but me in the morning when its flat...LOL...
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    My vote is to put a tube in it, I strectched a couple of extra seasons out of a set of tires like that, they had become old and were leaking alot because they were starting to dry rot. I purchased some tires this spring and wow its almost like buying tires for a car $$$$$$$ you have shop around for good deals
     
  6. clipslawnservice

    clipslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    take it to a tire shop they have a black rubber sealer that they put
    on the rim, then put the tire back on shouldn't cost more that 5-8$.
     
  7. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    Napa sell bead sealer which clipslawn mentions. We use it on occassion and it works well.
     
  8. mudpie

    mudpie LawnSite Member
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    I just to put silicon sealer on the tire bead let it set about five minets then air it up. this has never failed for me good luck
     
  9. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    Yea use a bead sealer
     
  10. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 395

    Where can you buy bead sealer?
     

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