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T: Fuel Tank Best sealant

SteveW

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VOC Member
I had an old, very rusty BS tank. I flushed it w/ gas, then used carb cleaner and fish tank pebbles. I then spent an afternoon shaking and turning it around. I also used muriatic acid (be careful around paint w/ it), then neutralized it w/ baking soda and water. Then brake cleaner.
 

Texas John

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Non-VOC Member
On another forum I have heard complaints against POR-15 in that if the tank gets hot as when parked in the sun, the metal tank can separate from the POR and then you have a big problem getting the POR-15 out. I have used POR-15 on one m/c tank but it is not in service yet (which I wish I had not after reading about that). I have used Bill Hirsh's Fuel Tank sealer on my Model A Ford - no problems after 15+years with 10% ethanol in USA. It is sold at his web site or most antique car parts suppliers.
 

vibrac

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VOC Member
I have just put slosh from Draganfly in the Tank I have been working on I have used it before mind you I only use Esso supreme so its hardly a test.....
 

Normski

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VOC Member
On another forum I have heard complaints against POR-15 in that if the tank gets hot as when parked in the sun, the metal tank can separate from the POR and then you have a big problem getting the POR-15 out. I have used POR-15 on one m/c tank but it is not in service yet (which I wish I had not after reading about that). I have used Bill Hirsh's Fuel Tank sealer on my Model A Ford - no problems after 15+years with 10% ethanol in USA. It is sold at his web site or most antique car parts suppliers.
Hitchcock motorcycles sell Bill Hirsch sealer here in the UK
 

kettlrj

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VOC Member
Thanks for all the replies guys. I now have all the info that I need to do a good job. By the way , the tank in question is off my 1926 Royal Enfield which has a combined oil and fuel tank and is of soldered construction.
 

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