<VV> Re: Fuel tank cleaning

Chris & Bill Strickland lechevrier at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 3 03:05:48 EDT 2005

J R Read_HML wrote:

> After that, the sealer goes in, holes get plugged, and back to the 
> rotisserie in order to spread the sealant.  Seems to work JF.

Like I say, once you pour that goop inside the tank, what do you do for 
an encore presentation say 15 - 20 years down the road. More goop? Will 
the market's then darling product still be compatible with the stuff you 
used this time? Will there be any steel left to hold it in shape?

If you use the original construction materials (steel and solder) now 
for repairs, it is still repairable for some future owner next time it 
needs to be done -- probably without having to cut the tank apart to do it.

Short cuts are for the short sighted.

I know -- this is the era of filling dents with chicken wire screwed 
down with self tappers to hold the bondo (like applying stucco) & 
"fixing" a flat with an aerosol can -- same sort of thing as gooping the 
gas tank.

Maybe, if you had a plastic tank, like on the earlier Fieros and 
couldn't find a steel one from a later model ...


Bill Strickland

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