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:help:Could anyone give me a few suggestions as to how I might get rid of the rust in my tank?:scratch: I've flushed it with water several times after draining all the gas out (petcock off of course) & used chain to knock some loose, then alcohol to evap. the water. This method was suggested by a friend. I've discovered there's still some in it in places the chain can't get to. Once it's gone I want to have it lined so I don't have to go thru this again. If ya desperately need to know how it got rusty I suppose I can tell ya, but I'm sure I'd never hear the end of it. :bash: Thanks all!
 

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The method that worked well for me included quite a few steps. Fill with some water and put in marbles. Shake vigorously and drain. Be sure you've counted all the marbles. Alternatively use nuts (but reasonably sized ones).

Then I used the POR-15 system to clean, prepare, and seal my tank. 'Course, it was REALLY old, but it worked well and was easy to do.
 

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I've never had to do this myself, but looking at a quick Google search, there was a suggestion to blast the inside to get down to bare metal (sand or bead). Since you've got it off and apart, it may be an option for you.
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The method that worked well for me included quite a few steps. Fill with some water and put in marbles. Shake vigorously and drain. Be sure you've counted all the marbles. Alternatively use nuts (but reasonably sized ones).

Then I used the POR-15 system to clean, prepare, and seal my tank. 'Course, it was REALLY old, but it worked well and was easy to do.

Marbles, huh? I'd havta unearth my toybox.:) I bought nuts (50=overkill?) w/ the chain (1ft ea. x2), but haven't used them yet. Had a hard enough time getting the chain out. What is the POR-15 system? Is it easy to get? Several ppl said that the silicone cream sealers/liners dissolve after bit. I don't want to waste my $ on something that won't last. Redcoat was recommended, but learned it's hard to come by. Did ya manage to get all the rust out b4 sealing or can there still be a small amt in it?
 

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Here's the POR-15 site. I ordered mine online though local dealers may or may not carry it. I opted against Kreem because I had heard about adherence problems, but to be totally honest about that, you've got to wonder if those with that problem didn't properly treat the tanks before using the coatings.

Mine has only been on for two seasons so it would probably be wrong for me to suggest it will last forever. I simply don't know. I can say that you do NOT need to remove all the rust with either of the coating systems because the solution you use to prep the surfaces binds up the iron oxide. You only have to get out the loose stuff.

I had never heard of Redcoat so I didn't include that in my research. You would best be served by doing a few Google searches on that one to see what's out there in terms of reviews, forum comments, etc.
 
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