Gas Tank Rust Removal

DaveM

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I never knew you did this until now.
 

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Looks great!

Thanx.
 

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This is one of the "jobs" i have always done ia my rad. shop, wish i had started advertising this years ago.
 

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Caswell makes a great tank restoration product. I used Kreem but I do not think they are in business anymore. There are many products that are good but you have to follow the instructions explicitly or you will have problems. All I heard from people who had used Kreem (after I used it) was how bad it was. That it flaked off, etc. Mine has been in the tank of my '79 T140 for 18 years and I have never had a problem. I think the reason why is because I followed the instructions to a T. Perhaps those people who had problems got in a hurry. If it said to put the prep liquid in the tank along with a lot of tiny gravel and shake the tank up 4 times a day for 24 hours to remove rust and rust flakes I did it 6 times in 36 hours. In other words I went overboard. That is why I had no problems. I am not trying to take business away from DC Radiator and Tank Repair. I just wanted to remind those of you who are determined to do it yourself to take your time and do it right. Do not get in a hurry. If you do your results may not be what you want which is a long lasting reliable problem free product.
 

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Glenn, i agree with you 1oo%, following directions is the key to success with everything of coarse some products are better than others but even then with the best product you will have no luck without doing the job right. The biggest problem with tank liner is getting ALL the rust out and then keeping the oxidation from starting to take place while it is drying before the liner is applied. Rust will try to take place instantly during the drying cycle, you have to be lucky and know all the tricks.
 

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From what I remember (since that was so lang ago) is that the first step was an acid/etching solution (I had to supply the pea gravel), and then an acid neutralizing solution and then a stabalizing solution. Then I dried it out with a heating blower (like the ones used to dry bikes). I did not have one but my friend did. Then the liner solution. I sloshed that around for it seemed like ever before I poured the excess out to make sure all nooks and crannys were filled and covered. Now, I would probably have you do it for me. A lot easier on me. Like you I wish you had started doing this back then as well. proffitable for you and you would have saved a lot of tanks as well as carbs and fuel filters (if they used them) from all the flaking off from the poor job they did. I am not trying to be mean. Like Joe friday use to say on Dragnet. Just facts man. Just facts.
 
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