Now the tank has to cure for at least 4 days before you can put fuel in it. All removed parts were sanded, primed, and painted. Use common sense, be smart about what you're doing, and stay safe so you can finish your restoration project and enjoy it. If you decide to use a hot air gun, be careful, you can melt the paint right off your tank if you're not careful. Make sure you drain the fuel into a gasoline container. I go through a regular regime of cleaning, polishing and waxing, including using a fine scratch remover to prevent any swirls from appearing in the clearcoat.
The process actually alters the tank wall on the molecular level removing the oxygen that has oxidized rusted the tank. When working with these chemicals, make certain that you have ample ventilation. For more articles on how to customize, maintain and modify your motorcycle, see the of MotorcycleCruiser. There are going to be spots in the tank that hold water but you've got to spend the time to get it bone dry inside. And because it's here to stay, permanent protection is needed. If you were lucky enough to get the petcock off the tank, support the tank over the empty sealant tin and let it drain back. If you get it on your tank and don't wipe it off immediately you're in trouble.
Take a moment to clean your and it to spec. Within seconds you should see a large volume of tiny bubbles in the solution - these bubbles are oxygen and hydrogen very flammable! Hope this helps you guys out. Along the way, I've learned a lot about what to do and what to avoid when using the kit. Spray on a clear coat the same way as before, three times, 1st time 30%, 2nd time 90%, and 3rd time 100% coverage. While this can be an effective way to start the cleaning process, it will probably not be entirely effective by itself. And if you have found a better way to do it let me know, I'd love to try it out! When done I flushed with clean water and a bunch of nuts rattled around inside.
Place plastic wrap around the fill hole and secure with a rubber band. At a minimum this will be a fuel sender unit. It's a long and tedious process. While it may be impervious to gas after curing, before cured, gas and oil will compromise the epoxy, grasp on the tank wall and crack. Features Google Custom Search This is feature allows you to search the site.
Also, don't be tempted to rinse sealant off of anything in a sink in your house! If you do a forum search you'll dig something up on the subject. Do not get this backwards! Make sure all connections are on clean metal and sufficiently tight to work. Remarketing Pixels We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites. Now, before we can apply the sealer our final step on the interior of the tank we have to ensure that the tank is totally dry. If there's still fuel in the tank, pour it off and set it aside. Ice can be used as a substitute for nuts and bolts -- it will still act as an abrasive, but it will melt, which will save you from having to dig 50-100 nuts and washers out of your gas tank. There will be loads of bikers out there very grateful for the money you are going to save them and I was very impressed with the information and your relaxed style which is exactly what I think makes a writer shine.
Let this dry and if you like, give it another coat. Not too long ago I was whining over the high cost of commercial swirl removers when my buddy Pete suggested I use a little corn starch to remove the fine lines instead of the more expensive polish. See also, this forum thread on. It also may be in the paint aisle. This stuff will work on any material even fiberglass. Drain the fuel and discard responsibly.
Login This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service. Follow the naval jelly method and it will work out great. Anyways, thankyou again for the great description! If you break it, then the wife will kill you. Once done, drain it off and rinse the tank thoroughly with warm water. Get it backwards and your object will be relentlessly eaten away! First, the inside was rusty and coated with 38 years of gunk. One thing to note is that it's a bit more difficult to use properly than is initially apparent. You really want to neutralize any remaining acid in the tank, so don't be stingy.
Statistics Author Google Analytics This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. It doesn't necessarily need it, but I like giving it that extra protection. Also, doing this in a moped can be very frustrating because it will be difficult to remove all of the nuts and bolts. I used 4 tablespoons per gallon of water and let it soak 24 hours. This stuff dries hard like metal and you don't want it in your house drains.
Immediately wash off any part of your body the solution comes into contact with with plenty of fresh water. Richard I'm glad you enjoyed. I have sent an email if you would like to feed me some input on your total estimated time on the project. I like to slide my jack under the fuel tank to support it while removing it. That's how I measure success when drying.