<VV> Re: Fuel tank straw pole
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 1 15:10:41 EDT 2005
I am <not> a big fan of pourable coatings inside a gas tank -- ever
tried to remove it?
I have a rig that had had the tank coated inside, professionally by the
way (professional idiots, I think), however the tank was not clean -- it
rusted under the coating, or they coated over a pretty heavy layer of
rust to start with, and, on top of that, they didn't remove the fuel
sender and the float was glued to the top of the tank. Three gallons of
acetone, one arm-sized hole in the tank, many hours of elbow grease, and
some therapeutic hand lotion, then we could get on with the business of
cleaning the tank, once the coating was gone ...
If this is an already clean tank, I don't know why you don't install it
and use it, but if you want to hang it up, I'd just give it a good heavy
spray of WD-40, or pour in a gallon, slosh it around and pour out what's
left. Save the coatings for a porous fiberglass motorcycle tank - that
is what they were for, originally.
If you really want a *nice* tank, take it to a radiator shop, have it
tanked, tested and repaired, then take it to the local tinner to have it
retinned (you know, the guy who redoes all the kitchen ware for the
local school district during the summer).
Near Portland, OR, this is Mac's Radiator and Oregon Retinning.
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