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Offline Tumbleweed

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dodgy fuel tank
« on: 25.04. 2019 13:33 »
hi everyone  ,   I have acquired a petrol tank for a a10/a7   it has had internal tank sealer in it a few years ago and it is breaking away from the sides I wonder if there is some kind of neutraliser chemical I can wash it out with ,     thanks tw
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Re: dodgy fuel tank
« Reply #1 on: 25.04. 2019 21:06 »
G'day tw.
Paint stripper, the strongest you can buy, at least half a litre, let it soak for a few days turning over twice a day. Pure alcohol can work as well (my brotheroutlaw has a still).
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Re: dodgy fuel tank
« Reply #2 on: 25.04. 2019 21:51 »
Thanks Musky , I will try the stripper ,  I don't suppose a gallon of English beer would do there some strong  stuff nowadays  TW
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Re: dodgy fuel tank
« Reply #3 on: 25.04. 2019 23:15 »
Thanks Musky , I will try the stripper ,  I don't suppose a gallon of English beer would do there some strong  stuff nowadays  TW
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Re: dodgy fuel tank
« Reply #4 on: 26.04. 2019 06:34 »
Yes the tree huggers are making it hard to do anything these days. MEK is the ingredient they are knocking on the head. http://www.kleanstrip.com/product/m.e.k.-methyl-ethyl-ketone
I did my A7 tank by putting a pint and some screws, nuts & bolts and then wrapped the tank in a blanket. Put it in the cement mixer and let it go, repositioning it ever 1/2 hour. Took a few hours but worked a treat.
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Re: dodgy fuel tank
« Reply #5 on: 26.04. 2019 08:36 »
Thanks everyone , there is some strong stuff on the market . TW
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