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Old 04-23-2006, 01:56 AM
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rusty gas tank

does anybody know what is the best way to clean rust out of the inside of a gas tank. any special chemical's. thank's in advance
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:01 AM
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size? application? amount of rust? removed from application or no?
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:44 AM
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If it's a smaller fuel tank I drop a hand full of 1/4" nuts in it add some mineral spirits and shake it briskly on all sides and the nuts break the rust loose. Depending on how bad and the expense of a new tank I will coat it with this;
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/B...01/TID-2017906 I Kreamed a 3 wheeler fuel tank that had pin holes in the bottom and this stuff lasted for the 11 yrs. I owned it until I sold it.
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:11 PM
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this is a motorcycle tank about 4 gallons in size. it only has minor surface rust. when you say nut's you mean metal nut's right. thank's
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:04 PM
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when you say nut's you mean metal nut's right
just stick your nuts in the tank and shake it real good. if their hard enough they will scrape off all the rust.
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:11 PM
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just stick your nuts in the tank and shake it real good. if their hard enough they will scrape off all the rust.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:12 PM
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i have some nuts downstairs that would be able to take care of the job if yours arent good enough.

haha just kidding
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Restro has a good idea and I have done the same but now rely on an appropriate length of small chain and you won't have to pick up or LOSE your nuts.

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Old 04-24-2006, 01:15 AM
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maybe i will try the chain thing cause i need my nut's for more important thing's.
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