patch for plastic gas tanks

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by chesterlawn, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    I have two weed wackers with holes in the gas tanks. Does anybody know a good patch for them?
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    any hardware store will sell a 2 part epoxy that works great
  3. Nukeman 7

    Nukeman 7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    :usflag: Most fuel tanks are molded from a resilient plastic polymer called polyethylene. Polyethylene is typically transluscent and very impact resistant. If your gas tanks are made of polyethylene plastic, epoxy will not stick to it. The only semi-permanent solution is to use "Shoe-Goo" which can be found in the footwear department of an Wal-Mart.
  4. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 70

    Seal-All worked on my whacker gas tank and gas cap , it's made by the same people that make Shoe-Goo .
  5. Godfather

    Godfather LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    i used jb weld
  6. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

  7. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 704

    Thanks for your help.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    buy a new tank-forget about a perm patch. nothing lasts

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