How does a tire bead seater work?

How can you tell if a bead is seated?

Usually, there is a raised line just outside of the rim… follow that line around and make sure that it is uniform in distance from the rim. If so, you should be seated all around… check both sides.

What is a bead blaster?

A tire changer’s bead blaster system delivers a large volume of high pressure air into the interior cavity of a tubeless tire in order to help seat the “beads” of the tire to the wheel assembly. … The “blast” of compressed air applies pressure to the top sidewall, temporarily seating the top bead of the tire to the rim.

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