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Old 06-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hey guys how do you clean an old gas tank?..its been sitting over 2 years with gas reserve.....all ready drained the tank....any other things I need to do..or I need to put or draining it is enough...thanks
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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What needs to be done depends on how it looks now that you drained it.
Look inside with a light.
Is it clean and shiny? Nothing left to do but add gas.
Is it rusty? Several options.
Is it not rusty but has crud in the bottom? Other options.
Can you rotate the petcock easily? Don't force it.
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sometimes old gas will leave a sticky residue when it evaporates, if it is clean and shiny, check for that as well.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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its a little rusty inside and found out theres a small leak in its side......i wanted to patch it but i know its not gonna be a permanent fix....was wondering where would i be able to get it fix?.......or any solution at all other than buying a over $200 new tank....
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Hit me up once you clean the rust out & I can help with the patch, I use a product some call JB Weld on steroids, we patch tanks for the big boys, oil, acid, gas, etc. and it is a repair I've seen last over 20 years.


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Hit me up once you clean the rust out & I can help with the patch, I use a product some call JB Weld on steroids, we patch tanks for the big boys, oil, acid, gas, etc. and it is a repair I've seen last over 20 years.


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will it work on a fiberglass gas tank?
Where do I get it?
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Yeah, it will work on fiberglass, it's about technique on the application as much as it is the product, PM me and get me pics so I can see the damaged area.


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heres the tank....its very rusty inside and the other picture is the leak with patch....previous owner patch it but i guess didnt work cause its still leaking....what can i do about the rust inside the tank though
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