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Tank cleaning

Post  kerabo on Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Any advice on good products for cleaning rust from inside of a fuel tank. I am hoping I dont have to seal it by but need to get it rust free inside.

Thanks Ken
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Re: Tank cleaning

Post  John Wakefield on Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:56 pm

A hand full of nuts with some petrol and the shake them around will loosen any rust or clag, then swill around with a bit more petrol. A two stroke tank should not require sealing or any rust proofing as the petroil mix will keep the rust at bay.

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Re: Tank cleaning

Post  kerabo on Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:31 pm

Hi John
This 2 stroke as a separate oil tank and the petrol tank has been empty for 50 years. But it looks pretty good . Thanks for the help.

Regards Ken


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Re: Tank cleaning

Post  FrankG on Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Hi, I read on another forum someone putting a few handfuls of pea gravel in and securing it in a cement mixer and leaving it running for a couple of hours Laughing


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Re: Tank cleaning

Post  kerabo on Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:27 am

Yes that was done by someone in our sunbeam club and works well.
On this occasion I can't as my tank has only a couple of small clips underneath to hold it so I could not hold it in place.
Imagine it coming loose in that mixer.
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