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I have a set of wheels that look to be halibrand, but there are no markings any where on the wheels. The problem is that they seem to be porous enough that they keep losing air thru the wheel. Before I had the new tires mounted on them I painted the inside of the wheels with glyptal paint but 3 of them still go flat after about a week. Has anyone else had wheels that leaked and what you did or used to seal them. Thanks.....
 

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You may have to use inner tubes
 

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We have used this process on some of our older sand cast wheel to stop leaking in some thin areas that are prone to porosity leakage. See http://www.dougcometalfinishing.com under casting impregnation. There is also a product by indistructable paint co.,
http://www.indestructiblepaint.com/576-961.asp ,
that we have used on magneisium wheels. these were vintage race car wheels that we restored and wanted to prevent leakage caused by micro porosity maximum corrosion protection on the tube side during storage.

Or the cheap route could be to bead blast clean then paint, brushed not sprayed, a high quality 2 part poly or acrlyic ureathane paint to the surface. let dry and mount tire , but do not nick the coating.

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Leaking Wheels

Just like to thank you all for your help and suggestions....


N.A.F. 351 Cleveland, tko, 3.70 9" ford
 
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