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    lloving
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    Try trflon

    Bicycle shops sell teflon spray in a can with a tube like WD40 etc. That and a compression strap got my Mich PR 3s to seat pretty easily. It drys very quickly. Don't know about creep but I haven't noticed any yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    same here...getting the air to hold to seat the tire on initial inflation. With tubes , no problemo.
    The worst I have are tubeless wheelbarrrow tires or the ATV ones on my Kawa Mule...those make me talk really bad

    I sure could use that blaster however. A 2" discharge?

    This thing is cool ! Kinda big for my top case however !!

    VIDEO of the blaster:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka5ysy View Post
    This thing is cool ! Kinda big for my top case however !!

    VIDEO of the blaster:

    I have one of those sitting next to my tire changer in my garage.
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    Yes, a little confusion in what we each thing seating the bead means. I have always used it as Globalrider does. That is Not getting the air to hold the tire to the rim for initial inflation, but rather after that and getting it to do the final pop and/or fully seat with that line consistently the same distance out from the rim edge......But, now that we all know what the OP was meaning, I can deal with it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 58058D View Post
    Yes, a little confusion in what we each thing seating the bead means. I have always used it as Globalrider does. That is Not getting the air to hold the tire to the rim for initial inflation, but rather after that and getting it to do the final pop and/or fully seat with that line consistently the same distance out from the rim edge......But, now that we all know what the OP was meaning, I can deal with it....
    Why would you separate this into two parts? It's all part of the same process.
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