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Old 09-03-19, 10:46 AM
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Dry wall screw through the rim repair

I got a dry wall screw straight through the tire and rim of my new carbon Easton EC90 SL tubeless rear wheel. Deep enough section rim it is only through the inner part of the rim. My question is what to do to seal that hole to go back to tubeless since it is the kind of rim you don't use tubeless rim tape to seal. Patch the hole with epoxy, section of tape to cover the hole, full wrap of tubeless tape? I am leaning towards a full wrap of tape, since patching the hole may be difficult with no access to one side.
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I would drill out the hole until there are no sharp edges or cracks that could propagate (grow) into bigger cracks. Then assuming the hole is not that big, I would just seal the hole. Epoxy could set up hard and may break away with wheel flex so I would go to your local hardware or automotive store and by a tube of liquid gasket. Clean the area well with spirits and chalk the hole with that and let it cure. It should adhere well and flex a bit with the wheel.

Of course I have never done this repair before but I do know you need to prevent further cracking and I have used "liquid" gasket to seal things and it is strong, and hard to remove.
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I would drill out the hole until there are no sharp edges or cracks that could propagate (grow) into bigger cracks. Then assuming the hole is not that big, I would just seal the hole. Epoxy could set up hard and may break away with wheel flex so I would go to your local hardware or automotive store and by a tube of liquid gasket. Clean the area well with spirits and chalk the hole with that and let it cure. It should adhere well and flex a bit with the wheel.

Of course I have never done this repair before but I do know you need to prevent further cracking and I have used "liquid" gasket to seal things and it is strong, and hard to remove.
It is a tiny hole, like a puncture wound, and much smaller than are typical rims spoke nipple holes. Thanks for the suggestion.
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May be a moot point since I found out Easton has a 2 year no questions asked warranty on this wheel while I was on their website looking up their contact info.
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If they will replace it I would go for that.
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I had the same thing happen a few years ago. I ran over a ring-shank roofing nail which penetrated the tire, tube, the interior rim wall and wound up protruding slightly from the rim between two spokes. It was so solidly stuck in the rim I couldn't pull it out by hand and a cell phone call to my long-suffering wife was necessary.

When I got it home I pulled the nail out with pliers, smoothed the edges of the holes, replaced the tire, tube, and rim tape and put the wheel back into daily service. It lasted until the brake track eventually wore out but the nail hole was no problem.
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