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Repairing a wheel using butane-gas and a lighter

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by neontrail, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Not really repairing, just getting it to seal back on the rim. You would still have to repair what caused it to lose pressure in the first place.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    you have a valid point....lol

    but still a crazy thing to see
     
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    Yeah, that method is actually pretty common at a lot of used tire shops. Sometimes you need special equipment to mount certain types of tires and that is a cheap alternative.

    I've heard some horror stories from it. An exploding tire is bad enough. A burning, exploding tire is more that I care to be around.
     
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    i've never seen that before. Pretty slick :)
     
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    If you have a good air compressor (setup) - you can also reseat the bead by wrapping a ratchet strap around the outside of the tire and keep pumping air in the tire until it pops on. Then, let the air out to desired pressure.

    It can be tricky at first to keep the air in, but it can be done.
     
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