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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Clogged gas tank, old lining is peeling off. How to get it out?

Hey guys

Looks like once upon a time somebody coated the inside of my gas tank with some kind of lining which is now coming loose from the walls of the tank.

From what I can tell, it's forming some kind of suction on the petcock opening and preventing the gas from coming out.

I'm not sure what it is, but I'm thinking there has to be some kind of solution you could put in there to dissolve it.

Can you guys point me in the right direction?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 08:49 AM
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I had Kreem do this in my old SR500, with the tank rusting again. I was able to get ahold of some of it with pliers and pull it out. From there, I took the tank to a radiator/fuel tank repair shop that "boiled out" the tank and recoated it with the RedKote hard shell liner they use, along with soldering up some holes.

The one thing they didn't guarantee was that the paint could be damaged, so you should be ready for a repaint if necessary. They did tanks for the dealership where I worked and there was no problem with paint damage, but they would not guarantee it.

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you can take it and get it hottanked
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 04:03 PM
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I once cleaned a tank that had POR 15 (a tank liner) in it and used muriatic acid, which made the old liner come out in big chunks. Not sure how Kreem would react.

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