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How to inflate a tire with a can of WD-40

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ruler, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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  2. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    The sudden spike in pressure basically sucks the tire right back to the bead. Interesting, I think I've heard of this before but I think its a secret long kept within the tire industry.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    That video is so redneck they even spelled tire Tyre!
     
  4. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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  5. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Done this with starter fluid. Never thought wd40 would work.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    This was on a Mythbuster episode. Basically it works PARTIALLY. It won't actually inflate it enough to get you back on the road, BUT it will re-seat the tire on the rim if you're aired down for mudding and tires slides off.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    All it does is reseat the bead. I reset my bead using a compressor and just wiggling the tire on the rim. And then I don't have random chemicals on the inside of my tire.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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  9. Oct 22, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Ahh! That makes sense now :p lol.

    Yeah, I mean if you are relying solely on this to reinflate your tire you might have to call a friend who owns a mobile air compressor to get you back on the road.

    Well WD-40 has the consistency to that of water, not to mention it wears away FAST. Honestly a little WD-40 on a rubber tire which has steel within the inside of it is not going to do any harm.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    If you have a weak compressor, you can also reset the bead using a heavy duty ratchet strap. With load E tires it might be a little tough, but it can be done. Honestly, the starting fluid method is probably safer than using a ratchet strap.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM
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    You should use liquid wrench's silicone spray instead, that stuff is fantastic :)
     
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    Back to being serious, I've used the starting fluid method to re-seat the front tire on a backhoe out in the field. I only had one 5 gallon tank of compressed air and didn't want to waste it all trying to seat the bead. After seating the bead, the tank of air filled enough to get me back in action.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    Actually, as you said, this method is to reseal the tire and afterwards you just fill it with whatever you have (tank or compressor) and you won't waste time or the air of your tank
     
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