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I'm getting ready to put some Stan's for the first time. I have a real tubeless setup (Mavic XM819 and Hutchinson Tubeless Light tires) so I'm just using it because I just hate getting flats (who doesn't?). My question is: when I soap the bead-rim interface, there is surely some soapy water going in the tire, will it hurt the sealant's power or should I avoid using soapy water? Tires are new if that matters.

Might be a stupid question but I just want to make sure I do it the right way.
 

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Dan Gerous said:
I'm getting ready to put some Stan's for the first time. I have a real tubeless setup (Mavic XM819 and Hutchinson Tubeless Light tires) so I'm just using it because I just hate getting flats (who doesn't?). My question is: when I soap the bead-rim interface, there is surely some soapy water going in the tire, will it hurt the sealant's power or should I avoid using soapy water? Tires are new if that matters.

Might be a stupid question but I just want to make sure I do it the right way.
Use soapy water if you want. It is not needed to install UST tires with sealant.
Install the tire and inflate.
Deflate an pop one bead loose enough to pour in the sealant.
Reset bead and inflate.
 

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I just did mine with olympic rims and spider tires and used no soapy water at all, worked fine. once I had the bead locked and air in I put some on the sidewalls just to see if I was leaking anywhere, I wasn't.
 

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Yeah what they said. U should not need soapy water for ust combo. I read somewhere that soapy water defeats stans ability to seal. If you do use soapy water, use the soapy bubbles on top of the water and not the actual water. Put dish soap in a bucket and spray a fast hard stream of water into the bucket. It should produce a nice thick soapy "head". Thats what your brush should scoop up, the "head", not the water.
 

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Thanks guys, I decided to mount the tire without Stan's first, to make sure it mounts okay, I don't have much experience so that's a practice (it was very easy). I used soapy water but not much, should I completely dismount the tire and dry everything before I put the sealant or should I just pop off one part of the tire to put in a scoop and re-inflate?
 

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Dan Gerous said:
Thanks guys, I decided to mount the tire without Stan's first, to make sure it mounts okay, I don't have much experience so that's a practice (it was very easy). I used soapy water but not much, should I completely dismount the tire and dry everything before I put the sealant or should I just pop off one part of the tire to put in a scoop and re-inflate?
Just pop one bead and pour in a scoop or two.
 
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