Broke the ratchet on the strap trying. First time I've had trouble out of a dozen tires. Alternative methods?
I believe you want to use soapy water, not a silicone based spray.Thanks guys, got it. Took the valve stem out and sprayed wd40 around the rim. Used that just because it was handy.
Not true according to manufacturer. Dunno why there's so much misinformation about this stuff....It is still not recommended as tire lube though. It can harm the bead rubber seal and the seal in the valve stem from what I have heard.
Gad zuks, you believe the manufacturer?:jawdrop: According to the MSDS on the product it is close to 50% naptha. Naptha is one of only two chemicals that are considered solvents for rubber. I know there is still some actual rubber in a tire and I'm going to error on the cautious side.
I do read product data sheets and application notes. You have to start somewhere. Why would they say it's okay for rubber if it isn't?Gad zuks, you believe the manufacturer?
My brother in law does this in the barn on the log truck tires, pretty good at it. I saw him do one, as I had to see it with my own eyes, did not stick around for more.I never tried this, but there are some videos on youtube of people spraying some starting fluid into the mounted tire, igniting it, and blowing the tire onto the bead. Looks like it works, but obviously not the safest way to do it..