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Can I use that stuff that comes in a can to seal the tire? Or how else can I fix the air leak?
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I am not a fan of fix-a- flat even if there is a tube in the tire

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Why not.. I can't see a balanceing issue going slow slow right? Just remove the wheel to do it and don't use the whole can on such a small tire, and rotate it every way possible to distribute the liquid all over inside. Have to coat the whole inside surface.

Or, as an alternative, you can get a tube installed. That's more money but it's the "preferred"way to do it. Fix a flat is the "easy way" to see if you can take care of it.

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That's if you find a nail. Can't plug a slow leak around the bead or valve.

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My local independently owned tire and battery shop will install a tube inside a snowblower tire for $15 parts and labor included.


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My local independently owned tire and battery shop will install a tube inside a snowblower tire for $15 parts and labor included.

Now your talkin ' That's the preferred method. Unless a nail hole can be plugged

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You may want to take it off and put it in water to find out where it is leaking. It may be the stem. If so, it may just need to be tightened.
If you have a lot of dry wrought you may just want to install a new tube as suggested. It will be the most reliable.

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Why not.. I can't see a balanceing issue going slow slow right? Just remove the wheel to do it and don't use the whole can on such a small tire, and rotate it every way possible to distribute the liquid all over inside. Have to coat the whole inside surface.

Or, as an alternative, you can get a tube installed. That's more money but it's the "preferred"way to do it. Fix a flat is the "easy way" to see if you can take care of it.
I didn't say don't use the stuff but after eating up a rim of mine I'm no fan of that stuff

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That's if you find a nail. Can't plug a slow leak around the bead or valve.

Best stuff I have ever seen is Slime. That green goop you get by the gallon at Wallyworld. That's the only thing that seals those corroded alloy rims besides breaking them down. Of course with a blower you would have to take the tire off anyways because no way would it ever get up around your rims edge if that was the case. I'd put it under water and see exactly where it's leaking first then you know. It might just be a crappy valve stem gut.

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