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Tubeless tyres leaking air through side wall

paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
edited January 2015 in MTB workshop & tech
I recently bought a new front tyre for my bike - WTB Vigilante - tubeless ready and going on WTB i21 rims also tubeless ready and taped.

New tyre is seated and pumps up but deflates over a couple of days.

Did a spray/sponge with soapy water to see where the leak was as I have done before and nothing showed as obviously leaking so I filled the sink and immersed sections of the tyre in the water.

The only visible leaking seemed to be beading of air on the surface of the sidewall which when wiped away reformed over a few seconds.

Is this a common issue anyone else has come across and would more sealant plug the leaks?
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