FAQ

Can I use non-tubeless tires with Orange Seal?

Orange Seal does not delaminate or break down tire rubber; it actually adheres to the tire rubber. We checked with a major tire brand and they confirmed that the rubber compound is generally the same between tubeless and non-tubeless tires, the difference comes in the walls and tire bead area.

My tire is blowing off

If you are having a tire blow off look at the wheel and tire-mating surface. If the wheel is a non-tubeless wheel and you are running a non-tubeless tire, you may not have enough bead material to keep it seated. Sealant has no effect on keeping the tire hooked into the bead.

What is the shelf life of Orange Seal?

All sealants have a finite shelf life, some longer than others. We recommend a 1-year shelf life, opened or unopened. We suggest buying what you need for the season then start fresh at the beginning of the next season. 

How much sealant do I install?

We recommend the following:

  • 23–28c: 1-2oz
  • 26–27.5: 3oz
  • 29ers: 4oz
  • 3.0 – 5.0: 6-8oz

Why do you recommend 4oz for 29’ers?

The sealing process starts as soon as you setup the tire.  Orange Seal starts to seal the porosity of thin sidewalls and imperfections in the tire/bead mating surface as soon as it coats the tire.

Why does my valve clog?

Unfortunately we haven’t been able to tell the monkey in the sealant to only seal bad holes and not the good ones.

Does sealant work in tubulars?

Yes, it is proven to work in both post and pre-flat situations.  It is not going to be as effective as using a tubeless setup since you have an inner liner working against the tire.  Our Pro Road Cycling teams (Israel Cycling Academy, Team Illuminate, Team Bora-Hansgrohe) have had huge success using tubulars and Orange Seal.

What is the temperature range of Orange Seal sealants?

Regular: 12 °F, Endurance: 8 °F, Sub Zero: –20 °F

What is the best way to store my tires for winter?

If you are hanging your tires up for the season, it’s best to open up the tires, rinse them out with a water hose and let them hang dry. When it’s time to ride again, add sealant and go!

What do I need to do to convert from another brand of sealant?

We recommend opening the tire up, rinse out any sealant with a water hose, dry and remove any free floating foreign objects. Reinstall the tire, add sealant, go ride!

How do I cleaning sealant from my clothes?

All sealants stain. Since ours is orange it stands out a little more.  When it hits the clothes grab your water-only bottle and dilute the affected area and resume riding. When you get home, rinse again and apply your favorite pre-wash treatment (carefully read the discoloring disclaimer).

Are there any issues with talcum and Orange Seal?

To date we have not had any adverse reactions with talcum in a tube. We’ve been running sealant in tubes for years but have not tested every brand of tube on the market.

What do I do if my valve core is clogged?

There is no solvent or solution that will remove the dried sealant in your valve core.  We recommend replacing your valve cores or purchase our new VersaValve which comes with 2 extra valve cores.

How do I remove sealant from a Persian Rug?

Dilute with water immediately and dab dry and go the garage or outside to work on your bike!

Does Orange Seal work in road tires at high pressure?

Yes we have tested our sealant up to 120psi.