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Open House => Tech Talk => Topic started by: Al Goodwin on January 29, 2016, 02:30:28 PM

Title: Rusty tanks....
Post by: Al Goodwin on January 29, 2016, 02:30:28 PM
How do y'all take care of cleaning them out?
Title: Re: Rusty tanks....
Post by: sctparker on January 29, 2016, 05:59:52 PM
I've always used muratic acid it's cheaper than the rust remover stuff
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Post by: Chitza on January 29, 2016, 06:12:10 PM
I think Mark used vinegar in my GS tank. Maybe he will chime in soon.
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Post by: Postmaster on January 29, 2016, 06:18:07 PM
"The Works" toilet bowl cleaner, undiluted.  Find it at K-Mart or Wal-Mart.

Do not dilute it. 

Fill tank about 3/4. Let the tank sit for 15 minutes on each side.  Drain the tank.  Rinse the tank very well with water.  Now you must displace the remaining water.  Use WD-40.  Spray the inside very well.  Liquid WD-40 works much better.  Now get about a cup of gas and swirl around in the tank. Pour out gas.

Done.
Title: Rusty tanks....
Post by: Zeus on January 29, 2016, 06:35:37 PM
Take it to your local radiator shop. They have the best and most inexpensive thorough cleaning and sealing process. Go figure, lol.


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Title: Re: Rusty tanks....
Post by: griff on January 29, 2016, 07:09:20 PM
After I've cleaned them out in the past I've used marine gas tank epoxy to coat the inside of them. It's good enough it will seal pin holes permanently if needed. I've done this several times and ridden for years on the tank without any problems.
Title: Re: Rusty tanks....
Post by: RubyRider on January 29, 2016, 10:48:20 PM
After I've cleaned them out in the past I've used marine gas tank epoxy to coat the inside of them. It's good enough it will seal pin holes permanently if needed. I've done this several times and ridden for years on the tank without any problems.

Me too.  End of Problem.      ;)
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Post by: lk2rd on January 30, 2016, 12:18:48 AM
I've put a  bunch of screws, nuts, bolts, ect. in the tank and shake it to break the loose rust loose.
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Post by: norton73 on January 30, 2016, 06:55:07 AM
I've had good luck resealing tanks using POR-15

http://www.por15.com/POR-15-Motorcycle-Fuel-Tank-Repair-Kit-_p_106.html
Title: Re: Rusty tanks....
Post by: Slede on February 02, 2016, 09:08:38 AM
I've put a  bunch of screws, nuts, bolts, ect. in the tank and shake it to break the loose rust loose.


same principle but I usually use a transmission fluid and a bag of ice. the cubed kind. fill it, shake it, drain it. it will have a good coating of anti rust and you don't spend an hour trying to bounce out that last nut or bolt
Title: Re: Rusty tanks....
Post by: IceCold4x4 on February 02, 2016, 11:59:00 PM
I use a length of chain for ease of removal afterwords. if you plan on repainting the tank after just tie the last link to some string and tie that off around the tank, then shake the piss outta it.