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Old 01-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #21
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Default Re: Rust in Motorcycle Gas Tank: What to Do? What to Do?

What happens to the painted surfaces? I have never had that done, but it sounds harmful to paint. On the other hand, it beats the pain in the a$$ of the Kreem treatment.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:58 PM   #22
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Ditto on the Kreem. It has to be done EXACTLY as the instructions state. Special Note-- don't wear a good shirt when messing with the stuff. When dried, it's there for good.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:00 PM   #23
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Ever seen that Tee shirt with the words Trust Me done in the style of the Triumph logo?
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #24
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That painted surface becomes "ready for paint" - i.e. a NON-painted surface...........
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:53 PM   #25
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I've a friend who has a favored expression; "When a person says 'Trust Me', what they're ACTUALLY saying is 'Fcuk You', as that's what they intend."



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Old 01-20-2007, 05:16 AM   #26
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Well, yes- yes to does. Sorry, but I was figuring on the fact that you'd be painting metal. There's that 'ol ASSume thing again.

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Old 01-20-2007, 11:17 AM   #27
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I'm with the big fuel filter guy. Only once have I been through the rusty tank drill and it turned out like crap. I used the Eastwood stuff, worked my a$$ of to do it exactly (sh!t took like two days) only to have the coating peel off in chunks like two weeks later. I wound up fishing out the chunks of coating with mechanical fingers over like a month period. The tank immediately rusted up again. I said fork it, put on one of those glass J.C. looking inline fuel filters and taped a magnet to the outside of it. That worked and I really wished I had done that from the very beginning. Wasted like fifty bucks and three days of labor to get where I started.



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Old 01-20-2007, 12:43 PM   #28
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Crushed walnut shell media is used by many restorers to remove rust in tanks. Just put some in the tank, be patient, and give it a good shake every time you walk past it in the garage. It'll remove the rust without etching the metal, and leave nice clean metal behind. The other advantage is if it somehow gets to the engine, it's organic and will blow right through and/ or be burned up in the combustion process.



No chance of harming the paint, and maintains the original condition of the inside of the tank. Once clean, just keep the tank full (gas and Sta-Bil), and mix a little Marvel Mystery Oil in with the fuel to act as a rust preventive.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:44 PM   #29
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I always think the same when somebody says 'have a nice day'.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:46 PM   #30
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The Rusteco treatment is a rust removing and sealing dip that will not harm paint.



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