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    Stupid question: Stan's Sealant Injector

    So I don't have a compressor, and my tubeless tires involve a trip to the LBS every time I need to add sealant.

    Here's my "stupid question du jour": If I use the injector to put sealant in through the valve stem, can I inject stan's while the tire has air in it?

    I don't mean at 30 psi, but maybe 10 psi (just enough to keep the bead in tact)...

    This would save me a TON of aggravation since the Stan's seems to dry up after about 6-8 weeks here in dry Arizona.


    Second stupid question du jour: If the Stan's is dry, does that mean it is coated on the tire and will still seal, or should I add more?

    Thank you in advance for your tolerance of my ignorance.

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    the bead should stay intact with 0 psi, just remove the valve core, pump in sealant, fill up!

    good luck!

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    Okeydoke! Ordering now. Thanks for the info. God I hope this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    the bead should stay intact with 0 psi, just remove the valve core, pump in sealant, fill up!

    good luck!
    Try not to set the deflated tire/wheel on the ground. If you have a tight rim/tire fit you'll be okay but if not it may separate.

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    Sweet. both tires deflated and removed core without breaking the bead... added 4 oz. of Stan's (dries suuuper fast here), put the core back in, and pumped like a mad man... a little sealant shot out along the rim, but they both sealed.

    That $13 is well worth the money and time I save from taking the wheels/tires to the LBS everytime I need to add sealant.

    I guess I will still have to when I change tires (those also get eaten up real fast here), but at least this cuts it in half or so...

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    Once you learn how to change tyres by yourself, you don´t have to visit your LBS that much.

    It´s not that difficult. Lots of instructions available.

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    I know how to change a danged bicycle tire. lol

    But I don't have a compressor. Which makes getting the bead set on a TUBELESS tire next to, if not, impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    I know how to change a danged bicycle tire. lol

    But I don't have a compressor. Which makes getting the bead set on a TUBELESS tire next to, if not, impossible.
    If sealant shoots out along the bead when inflating you do not have tubeless tires and/or rims. Tubeless tire and rim beads seat and seal easily without sealant or a compressor and stay seated when deflated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    If sealant shoots out along the bead when inflating you do not have tubeless tires and/or rims. Tubeless tire and rim beads seat and seal easily without sealant or a compressor and stay seated when deflated.
    I have also managed to seat tires with normal floor pump (Stans rims, Schwalbe tyres)
    Like I said: check the instructions and try

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