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    Thoughts on repairing rim ding that's causing sealant weep

    New to me used wheelset has a few shallow sidewall dings causing some sealant to leak.

    The sidewalls are as close to straight as I can get them, I just filled the spaces with a very small amounts of RTV silicone (Permatex black) and flattened it with a razor blade. Used a q-tip to make sure the RTV stayed on the damaged lip & not where the bead sits.

    Any guesses if this will work, I'm assuming so.

    Any other alternatives?
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    Try different tire brand? My dinged rims just get a filing and off to the races.

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    Guessing itíll work fine. Iíve done something similar, but I buttered a similar sealant at the bead/ding area while the tire was loosely mounted, then inflated.

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    Well it worked like a champ. Not even a spec came out. I've used the same stuff on larger tire punctures that bubble out sealant over time.
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