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Old 10-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Gas Tank Sealers

I have an unrusted gas tank that I would like to protect against rust and at the same time seal any potential pinholes from leaking.
With all the issues from ethanol and othe additives in today's gas I have concerns about the old tried and true, "Cream".

If you have experience with sealing gas tanks I would love to hear about products to consider using and/or avoiding, as well as application tips.

Patrick your input is especially welcome.

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Anybody ever used gas tank sealers? Cmon don't be shy...
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I use a product from Wurth.
It's a pain in the to apply but it holds up well.
Kreem sucks donkey .
I used to use a place called Phoenix Coatings but the were unreliable in terms of how long it would take to do the job.
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Do you recall the name of the Wurth product?
Do you know where I can get it?
Cost?
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Please check this out and see what you think...




http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-900056/
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Or this...

http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/epoxygas.htm




BTW the reason I am coming up with other options is, I can't find Wurth gas tank sealer, only a primer that works with sealers.
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Either would work fine.
I've used the Summit on a methanol car and it held up well.
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Thanks Patrick as always I appreciate your help...
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Have you used this stuff? Some of the reviews I have read were not kind to this and to Kreme.
I have spent a lot of time on this tank and I would like to use the best stuff I can find. Cost isn't much of a factor, I just don't want rust or problems.
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I've used the Wurth sealer, they are essentialy the same "I believe".

The wurth is the consistancy of molasas and is a PITA....

But, it did work.

YMMV...

If the tank needs to be painted also I'd call the classic radiator shop off washington. Can't remember it's name. They did a epoxy system but the outside of the tank would need to be redone.
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oh yeah, +1 on Kreme sucks ....
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When I was looking at having to do the SV650 it was the only one, that had positive reviews across the multiple forums.
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When I was looking at having to do the SV650 it was the only one, that had positive reviews across the multiple forums.
That's the one I am leaning towards. Did you actually use it? How did it work out?
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Nope. I was able to remove varnish and rust and so far (knock on wood) all looks good.
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This tank is pristine, never had fuel in it, my fear is that the bare metal will rust. I'm unsure if the OEM's coat the tanks with something or not.
This is not an OEM tank and I know it's not coated. I'm hoping to post pics of it's origin soon.
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