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spooky

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Tank sealer
« on: June 20, 2022, 03:12:14 PM »
Any recommendations for sealing petrol tanks  ?  My Terrot is suffering and it really needs something better than nuts and bolts rattling around inside to loosen it...
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Moto63

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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2022, 04:46:47 PM »
Evening Mr Spooky. I used Por 15 tank sealer on the XBR tracker project bike. I’ve not actually run the bike as yet but did a “static” test with the tank full of petroleum spirit both before and after. Leaked before, didn’t leak after. Hope this is of some help 🤞
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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2022, 07:37:02 PM »
Sounds good, that POR-15 does seem to be the favoured product, does it come as a sort of `kit` with a pre  stage stuff then the product ?
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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2022, 08:48:59 PM »
Yes from memory (it’s about 2 years since I did mine) it comes as a three part kit. Cleaner/degreaser, metal prep, then the actual sealer. It took a while to do, again if memory serves me correct but it all did exactly what it said on the tin, so to speak. Like I say it definitely worked, I left my tank sat on some wooden blocks in my old works for about 5 days with some blue blotting type paper underneath it. Not the slightest drop came out 👍
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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2022, 09:19:59 PM »
Aye Rufus,

Not used a home kit myself, but these are links that might help.

Frost_tank_repair_kits

Caswell_ethanol-proof-fuel-tank-sealer

Rust_fuel-ethanol-proof-tank-sealers

I had the SRX mono tank "professionally" coated after having several areas of pin holes welded up. The welding job was a bodge, the "finished ready to paint" finish was like Everest and the tank shape was deformed, the return packaging an insult, but the Red-Kote lining is still in place and no leaks to date. DO NOT USE Hartlepool Radiator Company!  >:(

All the best with whatever you choose to use.

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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2022, 09:51:13 PM »
POR 15 sealed an old and very rusty cb200 tank which had a porous weld where the petcock was moved and a new bung added. Johnr recommended the 3 stage kit and it worked a treat, although I did put the bolts in and used electrolysis to shift the heaviest of the rust first. Miracle stuff, can't  go wrong.
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Re: Tank sealer
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 11:42:32 PM »
ive used por15 several times and its never let me down yet.