OEM wheels flaking; bead leaks

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Tue Feb 3 21:36:27 PST 2009

His comment was the first I've ever heard of it too.  As a matter of
fact, the exact opposite is true, the wheel doesn't corrode at all where
it's covered in the goop.  On the 200TQA the only place that isn't
bubbling up on the wheels is where I got sloppy with the sealant.
"God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything."
Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> writes:
> Tim's comment appears to me to be unfounded.
> Tires leak at the bead when the rims aren't properly cleaned and the 
> appropriate sealant used.
> Dennis Unsworth wrote:
> > I know why they use it, but what's in that slop that corrodes  
> > aluminum? What's the alternative? What do the shops that like 
> their  
> > customers and their customer's cars use?
> > 
> > Dennis
> > 
> >> "Tim Leonard" <nard1 at cablespeed.com>
> >> Caused by the slop the tire shops use to mount the tires. Causes  
> >> corrosion
> >> of the aluminum and then low pressure then the need for a new 
> tire  
> >> and on
> >> and on. The slop is good for future business.
> >> Yeah it Audi's fault!!.
> >> Tim Leonard
> >> Michigan

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