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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #30 on: 21.06. 2016 06:30 »
...another forum I use the guys use a battery charger and electrolysis to remove rust from the inside of the tanks
Maybe before it's been chromed?

Not sure that it would matter, they normally only do it internally by filling the tank and insulating the anode where it goes through the fuel cap hole
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #31 on: 21.06. 2016 21:04 »
I beg to differ Greybeard. Before the last step of putting in the por15 sealer the tank must be bone dry. The instructions say once you think it's dry, dry it again. Took about 2 hours with a hot air gun set on "OH that's hot"!
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #32 on: 21.06. 2016 21:13 »
I beg to differ Greybeard. Before the last step of putting in the por15 sealer the tank must be bone dry. The instructions say once you think it's dry, dry it again. Took about 2 hours with a hot air gun set on "OH that's hot"!
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I'm puzzled now; the instructions that came with my POR tank repair kit definitely said that a damp surface is good as it accelerates the curing process.

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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #33 on: 21.06. 2016 21:22 »
I've just visited the POR website and the instructions definitely say the tank has to be completely dry. I can only think that they have changed the formula since I used it.

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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #34 on: 22.06. 2016 05:45 »
GB,

 The por 15 dries because of moisture, what you don't want is for it to flash dry on the surface. The paint just under the surface will never cure.

 That's why they want you to start with a dry tank, curing needs to be done slowly with this stuff I guess.
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #35 on: 22.06. 2016 09:58 »
It's a 3 stage job. Wash then prep then seal. It's the prep that will work with a damp surface.
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #36 on: 24.06. 2016 07:27 »
Back to original question..
My "indian" tank I recently fitted for my flash' looks fine, paint work is not bad fit.
But have just noticed on refueling inside and under the filler cap, all the paint has bubbled and peeled off! Hell knows what will happen if I spill on to tank itself!!!
Hmmmm....

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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #37 on: 24.06. 2016 13:33 »
Back to original question..
My "indian" tank I recently fitted for my flash' looks fine, paint work is not bad fit.
But have just noticed on refueling inside and under the filler cap, all the paint has bubbled and peeled off! Hell knows what will happen if I spill on to tank itself!!!
Hmmmm....

 You bought the pre-painted tank? How was the paint job?
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #38 on: 25.06. 2016 10:57 »
You bought the pre-painted tank? How was the paint job?

I had a painted tank delivered from India. Wasn't impressed by the paint job. As it was the wrong tank anyway I sent it back and ordered an unpainted chrome tank which I had sprayed over here. 10 times better and resisting petrol spills extremely well.
Had another problem with that tank tough as it split a bottom weld.
As posted previously I had a mate silver solder the crack. He did a terribly good job and barely damaged the paint so I only had to touch up a bit. Until now still leak free.
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Re: Indian Petrol Tank feedback
« Reply #39 on: 26.06. 2016 06:53 »
Back to original question..
My "indian" tank I recently fitted for my flash' looks fine, paint work is not bad fit.
But have just noticed on refueling inside and under the filler cap, all the paint has bubbled and peeled off! Hell knows what will happen if I spill on to tank itself!!!
Hmmmm....

 You bought the pre-painted tank? How was the paint job?
Actually pretty good. Don't think it'll be hard wearing though. And as I mentioned the paint bubbling under filler. Also had no problem fitting original taps, no leaks either.  *smile*

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