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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: How To Restore A Fuel Tank

naval jelly and rocks work pretty well. the jelly is a combination of muriatic acid (spelling) phosphorous and some other things as well. you would want to remove any plastic or rubber parts before you fill it with the acid, it tear those up. i've been fixing up motorcycle tanks like that for a long time. just through it in there and shake it around for a while, rinse and repeat until clean, seal with whatever you're gonna seal it with. it is, however, a lot easier to shake a motorcycle tank for three hours solid than it is in a bug. by the way, watch your paint job. but that acid will eat the rust off anything. i'm cleaning up my wheels with it right now. By the way, the rocks and shaking are in case your tank has the mini coral reef going on with shit growing in it. it will knock all of that out with a quickness. you could also use nuts and bolts that need cleaning.

Last edited by andreas; March 5th, 2007 at 07:00 AM. Reason: added info.
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