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gas tank oxidation?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by timmac, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    the gas tanks on my super z are really faded. maybe oxidation. how can I make these shiny black again. I have tried back to black by mothers and it works but if any gas spills on it it turns back white faded looking. Wd40 also works but it doesn't last long. anyone know of anything that would last let me know. thanks
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Post this question in the Hustler sponsor forum - it will get answered in a day or so. :usflag:
  3. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    anybody else with information?
  4. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Nothing you can really do - short of replacing the tanks.

    The color is molded into the tanks (plastic, right?) and a UV blocker is added to the liquid plastic.
    They all do it. Older units didn't even have a UV blocker added.
  5. jdhardcab

    jdhardcab LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    You might want to try Forever Black. Here's a link http://www.foreverblack.com/ Their product has a dye that is supposed to last longer. They sell different versions for tires, car trim, bed liners, etc. I have not used it, so I can't attest to the products effectiveness, but it might be worth a try. Good luck.

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