FAQ

POWERSEAL is a preventive tyre sealant. Is a water-based product, once it is installed inside a tyre, it will guarantee protection from air leaks for the tyre's entire lifespan. It covers and adheres to the inner surfaces of tyres and wheels. POWERSEAL is a unique viscous mixture of several chemicals. It is water-soluble, leaves behind no residue, and does not stick. POWERSEAL is non-flammable, non-volatile, non-toxic, and is not oil-based.

POWERSEAL is injected through the valve, and will stay liquid inside the tyre for the tyre's entire lifespan. By covering the entire inner surface of the tyre and wheel, POWERSEAL protects the tyre's cord, seals up voids, prevents air leaks and protects the tyre from most bursts and punctures.

POWERSEAL deposits a thin protective layer between the tyre and the air contained within it. Whenever an object penetrates the surface of the treads, the air pressure inside the tyre pushes the sealant into the damaged area, forming a permanent rubber seal.

Yes! The protection afforded by POWERSEAL on the tyre's inner treads prevents 5 to 10 times less air loss of pressure. Preventing pressure loss allows for substantial average savings of 3% to 10% in fuel consumption, and prolongs the tyre's lifespan by 20% to 50%. POWERSEAL during the whole tyre’s lifespan is making a centrifugal balancing of the wheel at more than 40kmph.

Yes! For a private passenger car or a light-utility vehicle, applying POWERSEAL takes about 2 minutes per tyre. For a track, assume about 10 to 15 minutes per tyre, including visual inspecting their condition. It is necessary to obtain a valve stem tool and an air compressor to re-inflate the tyre...We advice to ask your tyre specialist.

No! POWERSEAL does not create any imbalances in mass or wheel balancing failures.

POWERSEAL guarantees effectiveness and protection for the tyre's entire lifespan.

POWERSEAL may be stored for a maximum of 60 months (5 years), if it is not exposed to direct sunlight and is kept within temperatures of -10 °C to +45 °C.

No! The thixotropic properties of POWERSEAL keep it from collecting. Its thixotropic gel formula defies gravity and adheres to the tyre's entire inner surface. POWERSEAL contains no adhesives, so no chemical changes in the tyres could endanger the protection it offers.

Yes! POWERSEAL is completely water-soluble. With a brush and water, clean/wash the entire surface of the treads. POWERSEAL contains no adhesives, so it can easily be removed from the tyre's surface. Afterwards, any major repairs may be made without requiring additional preparations.

If a puncture occurs, POWERSEAL covers the penetrating object and seals around its contours. When the penetrating object is ejected or removed, POWERSEAL flows into the hole, due to the capillary attraction of the escaping air. The hole left by the penetrating object is then plugged by POWERSEAL, which coagulates. The coagulated POWERSEAL is non-soluble and protects the inner structure from outside pollutants.

Yes! But protecting a tyre with an inner tube is not as effective and productive as for a tubeless tyre. The tube is in fact made up of a thin wall which rubs against the tyre, which itself is not sealed at the valve.

Yes! In most cases, POWERSEAL is better than a plug, because it is a preventive system that can extend the lifespan of tyres. A plug is a repair made after the tyre has deflated, and in most cases, the tyre was driven over a certain distance while deflated. Driving with a deflated radial tyre, even over short distances, can irreversibly and invisibly cause significant damage to the tyre cord. The "safety factor" is the main reason to use POWERSEAL sealant. It extends lifespan both for tyres and for the preventive maintenance system.

No! POWERSEAL'S advanced coagulating and repairing properties have proven that the special anticorrosive system protects against rust and corrosion.

No! POWERSEAL'S anticorrosive system continuously prevents rust and corrosion. POWERSEAL cannot remove rust or corrosion that is already present, but it neutralizes it and prevents the damage from worsening.

Always. Even if POWERSEAL has sealed around it, if the object stays inside the tyre, it will move as the tyre rotates, and will create a bigger hole until air can escape. If the object is a screw or a nut, DO NOT unscrew, not pull it out, because that would shred the rubber, as well as the steel cord. Go and see your tyre specialist for a repair.

Yes. Even though POWERSEAL has covered the remaining surface of the hole, it has not flowed inside. The tyre must therefore be set in motion, in order to open up the cavity and allow POWERSEAL to penetrate inside. Once again, the tyre must be set in motion immediately after removing the object.

No. POWERSEAL is chemically inert.

No. The composition of POWERSEAL is unique, contains special adhesives that enable the product to adhere to the inner surface of the tyre which is regularly dispersed on the tyre when it is moving.

No. It might be able to seal the perforation, but owing to the sagging and the stress in the sides, a temporary plug will only be a safety measure.

No. The plug of sealant is elastic and flexible, because tyres sag. If the plug were firm and did not sag along with the tyre, leaks would appear with the time being.

No. Because the tyre is a closed, sealed container, no liquid can evaporate, and it will remain in the same state that it was in when it was installed in the tyre.

In some cases, a chunk of polyethylene may create a clog, keeping the grains of rubber from entering. If this happens, remove the pump's connector to allow some air out, and then clean the valve's plug. Connect it again, and resume pumping.

Yes, but it would be difficult to measure the volume or the weight injected in the tyre.

Depending on the kind of handy pump, either you can pump 100ml or 250ml per cycle with a 25l drum.

POWERSEAL is glycol-based; it cannot separate or dry out inside the tyre, unlike all other products, which set, cause balance problems and alter the composition of the tyre's rubber. When the product is correctly applied, POWERSEAL will not affect the tyre's balance.

Many of these products were designed to be "curative": They are inserted into the tyre after a puncture, and normally act as a temporary fix just so that you can make your way home. By contrast, POWERSEAL is a preventative product, and is injected before a puncture occurs.

Since POWERSEAL does not react with the tyre's components, it cannot affect the manufacturer's warranty.

Yes - for a good working tyre and shape to drive.

You can use POWERSEAL on any type of tyre.