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Old 08-28-2007, 08:00 PM
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Default Gas tank leaks

Is there a product available to seal leaky gas tank so I don't have to track down some new ones? I have 2 tanks the same and they both leak on the seams a little. Any help would save me some hassle. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: Gas tank leaks

duct tape!! umm im not 2 sure there proably is
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:08 PM
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Are they metal or plastic? If they're metal, J-B Weld might work for a while depending on the location of the leak. If they're plastic, you might be able to get away with some urethane epoxy or something; however, if you dump the bike and the crack flexes, the epoxy will probably come off too. Just an idea...
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:23 AM
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OOps sorry, they are metal. The problem is there is rust and corrosion inside and I can't think of an idea to get it out. Maybe acid bath it? but what kind of acid. I was thinking if I could get the rust out I can JB weld it like you suggested or mig weld it because there is alot of metal left to work with. I am unsure how these tanks are made i.e. were the seams soldered originally? If so then maybe just the solder is corroded away and mig welding would work. I kinda want to get some feedback before I inadvertantly destroy the tanks as they are expensive to replace. The bummer part is on the outside they are like new!!!!! Help!!!??!! I also thought about the epoxy idea inside.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:54 AM
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check with an automotive parts or repair shop. I seem to remember that there is a liquid that you can put into a tank that will coat the inside and create a liner of sorts. Although I might be thinking Aviation fuel tanks and in that case you might have to check at your local airport FBO. (Fixed base operater) sorry, Wish I could remember where I heard about that.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Gas tank leaks

This may or may not help...

GAS TANK SEALERS - JCWhitney Auto Parts

Sorry the link is so long. If it doesn't work, go to Auto Parts, Motorcycle Parts, Car Parts, Truck Accessories & Parts, Auto Accessories - JC Whitney and search for gas tank sealer.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:05 AM
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Hey man, thanks!! That is exactly what I was looking for. Now how do I get the rust out of the tank?? There is always somethin!!
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:59 AM
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KREEM is supposed to work for minor leaks.

i have heard of putting a bunch of nails in the tank and shaking it around for awhile...this is supposed to knock loose any large rust particles.

the kreem claims to coat the rusty tank and make it good as new inside.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:44 PM
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I have also heard of the nuts and bolts inside the gas tank trick. Will try it. I am unsure if I should use that Kreem. I would think that over time it would deteriorate and cause probs again. I think I am going to try low amp mig welding, after flushing the tank thouroughly of course!!
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