How to Make Tubeless MTB Tire Sealant – BEST DIY Recipe


Hey guys this is going to be a two-part
video. This is obviously Part 1 and it’s How to make your own homemade tire
sealant, ghetto style. I’m not going to tell you what Shaun calls it… Just tell us why you decided to make your own concoction? Well, when I was looking at doing a tubeless conversion a couple years ago, it was about a thousand rand per wheel to get the conversion and I started looking online and finding guys that are doing it
themselves and making up their own sealants and I started looking around at
our local shops to see whether it would be worth my while to make up the
sealant and it came out to be quite a bit cheaper for the amount of wheels I’d
be able to do the conversion for. So I decided you know let me give it a shot,
see if it works, if it works, great, if it doesn’t, then no harm, no foul. A little bit of trial and error. Another reason, we’re not going to mention any brands, certain expensive brands, tend to clump up. They leave huge amounts of clumps in your tires and can throw off the balance of the wheel When you try to change wheels or redo
sealants, it’s cungy. If you end up with a blowout on the side of the trail, to
try and get a tube in there, is a mission and it gets everywhere. This I find is a lot
better, it’s a lot more liquid. It does leave a residue, but I mean it’s a
thin thin layer of residue that it’s leaving. It’s not leaving clumps, so I just
prefer it. So far, so good, and as you can see from our ghetto style video, we even have a ghetto style table. Boo ya Ok, so the ingredients required…
air tight bottle, mixing container, distilled water, antifreeze, liquid latex or casting rubber, that’s the brand that Shaun uses, ammonia and braai pap. For the
international guys… coarse maize meal, but for the South Africans… BRAAI PAP! I’ll obviously put all the different parts in the description below. And you’ve already
marked up the lines. The cool part about us telling you, in parts, is that whether
you in the States, the UK, or wherever, we don’t have to get mixed up with
milliliters and ounces. So 1 part ammonia. Ooooofffff… Hahahaha! Give this stuff a wiff… Whoa!!
Smell that YouTube! Whoa! Yaw! It burns You know what I have just realized? I’ve been filming this on super wide. We might look a little bit distorted… Ok, so that’s the latex rubber It’s a liitle bit kinky… It depends on what you want to use your latex for, hey So have you made any cat suits? None yet… So that’s 2 parts rubber/ liquid latex Antifreeze, also 2 parts So pretty Mix it up, get more of the latex in… So will this be enough for one tire? No, this will be enough for a couple tires. Oh, okay cool. Distilled water – 4 Parts… The reason you should use
distilled water is because apparently normal water… has impurities in it… and it
tends to dry up, potentially? Yep Mix it all together. I’ll show you what he calls it there. That’s very appropriate now, isn’t it That’s the concoction, done. The braai pap, you can use about a teaspoon or a pinch, however much you feel you need in
the wheel, as you’re pouring in the sealant. So you don’t put it in the actual
mix? I don’t put it in the actual mix anymore. I did the first time, but I found that that always would settle to the bottom and then when you are using it towards the end of the the mix, you
end up with mostly braai pap and no sealant. So I just leave the braai pap to put into the tire itself, and then you get a good ratio of braai pap to sealant. Pro Tip! Take your sealant mixture. It’s about 120ml/ 150ml per wheel. It’s really up to you, the rider. Pour that into the wheel Take some braai pap. Sprinkle in a dash, however much you feel you need. Shaun, you said that Frana uses the same
tire sealant? He definitely has used it in the past, so
speak to him about a review for it as well. Well, over to you Frana! Click! My name is Frana and I approve this tire sealant

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