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Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1131236 Sun Oct 25 2015 02:55 PM
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Shop Shark
After the final rinse, I use a leaf blower to dry it quickly to minimize rust.

Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
CASO #1131544 Tue Oct 27 2015 08:35 AM
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Back when I restored my Model A, I cleaned the tar out of the gas tank with a gallon of lacquer thinner. It dissolved it in no time. That might be worth a try.


Kevin
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Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1131750 Wed Oct 28 2015 07:50 PM
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Good point on the shop vac and fumes. I had assumed(ouch) soap and water was part of the "cleaning" process. If you go to the effort of removing the tank and have cleaned the inside with some sort of abrasive(sand, gravel, or what ever) I would have thought flushing and washing would be part of the clean up. Still, better to be safe at all times.


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Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1131921 Thu Oct 29 2015 07:17 PM
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Carb cleaner if it isn't rusty.

Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1131942 Thu Oct 29 2015 10:48 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
I used MEK to clean my tank and it worked great! YMMV.
Best regards,
Les

Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1132810 Wed Nov 04 2015 03:38 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
I have cleaned rusty dirty tanks with washing soda and a battery charger. There are you tube videos on how to do this. I have had great results saving a few tanks that were heading for the junk.

Re: One more question about cleaning gas tank
Achipmunk #1132842 Wed Nov 04 2015 01:55 PM
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Elton, there is a tech tip here on the bolt about that. I may not spell it right but its called electrolysis.....


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