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Old 03-13-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I've used for this purpose before on an old car that wasnt worth buying new tires for. For a slow leak I would not use a whole can though, just a little bit to seal it but not enough to cause problems.

If you have a nice new car do the right thing and get a new tire, but if its an older car thats not daily driven it wont hurt much.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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So im guessing fix a flat id not a good idea for my rim bent from one of the million potholes around and i have to pay the $250 (cheapest around) to get it fixed. Heres my question. Can i buy a rim the same size that doesn't match the other off internet to save at least $100. I dont care about the look. Im loosing about 5 psi every few days. Its a very slow leak but i dont want to mess up my sensor. I have aluminum rims

Yes you can. A better idea would be to make a few calls around to junk yards near you. They may have what you want that matches what you already have and then you dont have to pay for shipping costs.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So im guessing fix a flat id not a good idea for my rim bent from one of the million potholes around and i have to pay the $250 (cheapest around) to get it fixed. Heres my question. Can i buy a rim the same size that doesn't match the other off internet to save at least $100. I dont care about the look. Im loosing about 5 psi every few days. Its a very slow leak but i dont want to mess up my sensor. I have aluminum rims
Fix-a-flat isn't going to do anything if you're losing air through a bent rim. Plus with late-model cars having TPM sensors, the wrong fix-a-flat stuff can gunk 'em up. Get a new (or used) rim. It doesn't have to be an exact match, but you will need to make sure the specs are identical in terms of diameter, width, bolt pattern, and offset.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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I called all the used auto parts stores around and they dont have any. I have a newer model car. Everyone of them told me they would have tohave it shipped in. Thats why the price is more shipping costs plus their costs for having to order it. I figured i would order rim online and just pay to have it mounted..
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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Thankyou. All that detailed stuff about rims is what i needed to know
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