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The gas tank on my Mercury hasnt been used in about 20+ years. its pretty rusted, how the hell do I fix this? I know there is treatment kits available, but I was hoping someone might have a trick to it??
 

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Just buy a can of the gas tank liner. You need to place a hose with a bolt in the end on the fuel outlet and duck tape over the filler neck. Rotate the tank per instructions.
Great stuff for stopping small leaks in steel tanks to.

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I just got done doing the BB thing on an old motorcycle tank I've been working on.

It works, not great but it does work. you just have to shake the shit out of it for days, and days, while you're watching tv or whenever. I did mine dry and then rinced it very well with gasoline and alcohol.

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I have a 67 super Olympic and I did the strong tea trick – link below for the article.

I could hear it working but the junk that was cleaned up had to be removed – that’s where the high pressure washer came it. It was not perfect but gave it a real good cleaning

Jamie

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http://www.bhi.co.uk/hints/rust2.htm
 

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I took my rusted dirt bike tank to my local radiator shop. They sealed the inside and haven't had a problem since.
 

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I use acid at work so when I was cleaning a tank I tried it, awesome is all I can say...muratic acid (about 8oz) shake and dump then repeat.

Then I used a mix of baking soda and water shook that around...voila shiny new bottom.

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Originally posted by gat803@Sep 19 2005, 08:03 PM
I just got done doing the BB thing on an old motorcycle tank I've been working on.

It works, not great but it does work. you just have to shake the shit out of it for days, and days, while you're watching tv or whenever. I did mine dry and then rinced it very well with gasoline and alcohol.

gat
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Update on my rusty tank.

I have been riding this bike for the last few weeks and I have been cleaning the rust out of the filter on every ride to keep it running.
So this weekend I had enough and bought the Kreme tank lining kit. Not real cheap, $32 for the small kit-up to 5 gal tank.

It's a 3 step process, and be warned. EVERY STEP WILL EAT PAINT. And I don't mean a little. Don't get it on any paint you want to keep. I was fairly careful and I should have been more so.

Since it is drying right now I won't know for a couple of days how well it works, but it seems to cover the metal very well.
I'll update after it's finished.

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Update 3 on my rusty tank.

The Kreme is dry and it covers great. The entire inside of the tank has a nice lining and seems to have set up nicely.
I was a little concerned about drying. My second coat was too thick, but it still came out ok.
Time will tell if it lasts or not.
I don't know what the website is, try 'Kreme gas tank lining'.

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Dennis Kirk sells that product Krell
 

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Eastwood also sells a similar 3 part liner product. I bought the kit 2 years ago with the intent of doing my '65 Doo tank. Still haven't gotten up the ambition yet.

-Couch
 
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