post #1 of Old 02-06-2014, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rims leak

The aluminum rims on my '99 TJ Sahara leak so bad from corrosion that I have to air them up every other day. Not so big a deal in the summer but is a big deal when it's -10 F outside. A friend said he put flat fix in a wheel with a leaky aluminum rim and it stopped leaking. Anybody else tried this or have other ideas? I'd rather not buy new rims now.


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post #2 of Old 02-06-2014, 02:49 PM
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The aluminum rims on my '99 TJ Sahara leak so bad from corrosion that I have to air them up every other day. Not so big a deal in the summer but is a big deal when it's -10 F outside. A friend said he put flat fix in a wheel with a leaky aluminum rim and it stopped leaking. Anybody else tried this or have other ideas? I'd rather not buy new rims now.
Oh wow, I haven't heard of an alloy rim leaking, but I have had steel rims leak. GM 3/4 ton rims were the repeat offender.
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post #3 of Old 02-06-2014, 02:50 PM
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The aluminum rims on my '99 TJ Sahara leak so bad from corrosion that I have to air them up every other day. Not so big a deal in the summer but is a big deal when it's -10 F outside. A friend said he put flat fix in a wheel with a leaky aluminum rim and it stopped leaking. Anybody else tried this or have other ideas? I'd rather not buy new rims now.
Dismount the tires, use a grinder with 3m roloc discs and clean off the corrosion, then you could use bead sealer if you wanted.
Or take it to a shop and let them do it.
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post #4 of Old 02-06-2014, 02:52 PM
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Oh wow, I haven't heard of an alloy rim leaking, but I have had steel rims leak. GM 3/4 ton rims were the repeat offender.
It's almost a given that they will eventually leak out here in the salt belt. people that keep their tires full and wash their wheels tend to fair better.
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post #5 of Old 02-07-2014, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the ideas folks.

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Sometimes alloy rims come porous from the factory. Same it all the time at VW
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and you could always just have tubes put in them. done that myself. just make sure you get tubes made for radial tires if that's what you're running.

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