aluminum rim repair
Hello guys and gals. I'm new to the Board. Allow me to introduce myself - I'm calling myself "One Bright Star" after one of my cars, a 1977 Chevy Nova that I deem to be just that.
Anyway, my non-mechanical question (hope you don't mind) for you guys is this: How do you effectivley repair a pinhole on the inside of an aluminum rim? I had repair done to the rim recently, (it was bent) and all is OK there now. After I got the rim back and put it back in service there was a slow leak that's turned out to be a pinhole in the rim. I know it was caused somehow by the repair work as it wasn't there before. Without having to weld such a small hole, can anyone suggest a good, quick fix for this kind of problem?
I though of a rubbery coating on the inside of the rim, something that might harden and fill the hole from the inside. Then when the tire is remounted and re-pressurized the seal would be even better. What do any of you think about that?
Any other suggestions? I need to get my sharp little '97 Firebird with 17' Firehawks back in the road.