DUE TO COVID-19 & POSTAL SERVICE REORGANIZATION ALL SHIPPING COULD BE DELAYED. PACKAGES OUTSIDE THE US CAN TAKE 8 WEEKS OR MORE TO ARRIVE.
DUE TO COVID-19 & POSTAL SERVICE REORGANIZATION ALL SHIPPING COULD BE DELAYED. PACKAGES OUTSIDE THE US CAN TAKE 8 WEEKS OR MORE TO ARRIVE.
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Trouble Shooting for Tube Tires

Tube tires are often tricky, and do fail to seal more often than tubeless - maximize your chance to save the tire by following these instructions.

Safety First!
Always wear personal protective gear, especially eye protection. Do not eat, drink, or wear as clothing. 

Trouble Shooting for Tube Tires

  • Remove debris from puncture
  • Point puncture downward
  • Pressure tire up to maximum recommended PSI of tire (Do NOT exceed safe pressure rating - see tire manufacturer’s  specifications)
  • Roll tire around and keep pressure at maximum recommended PSI of tire  (Do NOT exceed safe pressure rating - see tire manufacturer’s  specifications) until the leak seals
  • Deflate tire to riding pressure when finished

Advanced Trouble Shooting for Tube Tires

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8Zgp2lLvik&t=425s
  • Locate leak using soapy water solution
  • Clear any debris that may be in the puncture
  • If needed, add Armor-Dilloz sealant
  • Point puncture downward so that the sealant moves towards puncture
  • Pressurize tire to maximum recommended PSI of tire  (if safe to do so, do NOT exceed safe pressures, see tire manufacturer recommendations)
  • Check for leaks using soapy water solution
  • If leak is still present - massage area around leak by pushing tire down on pebble or screw driver handle.
  • Check for leaks using soapy water solution
  • If leak is still present, clear puncture with tool (small paper clip, nail,  or other sharp object NOT A BLADE/KNIFE!)  
  • Watch for sealant, it should come out of the hole as you clear it - if no sealant is being ejected - this is a sign you will need to increase the volume of sealant in tire.  Add as needed.
  • Repressurize to maximum recommended PSI of tire (if safe to do so, do NOT exceed safe pressures, see tire manufacturer recommendations)
  • Deflate tire to riding pressure when finished

Check for leaks, and repeat troubleshooting steps if needed.

Failures on tube seams, as well as cuts/tears of the tube are often not sealable by any sealant including ours.  A patch kit is recommended for these cases.