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Does anyone on here have experience with some DIY gas tank rust removal? I am just starting this project, doing a 5-7 day warm vinegar soak, then gonna do some electrolysis to hopefully clean the rest of it out.
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whelp. this is 24hrs of vinegar soak. I added some salt to strengthen the acetic acid, put some bolts in there to help with agitation, and i put a space heater pointed at it over night. I will say I DID de-grease it and dry it outside this summer for over a week, so I am not too worried about combustion. but my garage does STINK


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It sucks. You'll need a kit like this - https://www.kbs-coatings.com/cycle-tank-sealer-kit.html - with a rust remover and gas tank sealer. It's a long tedious process.
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It sucks. You'll need a kit like this - https://www.kbs-coatings.com/cycle-tank-sealer-kit.html - with a rust remover and gas tank sealer. It's a long tedious process.
I was going to try and get as far as i could without a kit, but I really like the idea of a tank sealer.
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I was going to try and get as far as i could without a kit, but I really like the idea of a tank sealer.
You mean like spend money trying to not use a kit and then end up spending money on a kit you should have done from the start? Been there, done that.
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Muriatic acid is what always worked well for me. Just make sure you neutralize afterwards.
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I've had great results with "metal rescue" Its not cheap at all, but I've done two tanks with acceptable results.
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