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Offline ThomasC11

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How to seal the tank
« on: March 27, 2016, 03:17:06 PM »
Hi all! Attached is a pdf about how to seal a steel tank. Cheers, Thomas
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 04:33:57 PM »
I used this kit from Frost's in my C12 tank years ago, and it is as good as the day it went in :) http://www.frost.co.uk/por15-motorcycle-fuel-tank-repair-kit.html
Graham
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 01:21:48 PM »
Imight have to give it ago, i tryed  vinegar but it keeps rusting when fuel in tank drops,hope they sell that in aus

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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 05:33:58 PM »
1946 BSA C11
1937 Sunbeam Model 9
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 12:37:28 AM »
I liked the sound of frosts kit,but thanks i will check it out

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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 11:41:12 AM »
As I said, there are even YouTube instructions available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf2veir5VHU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFV23ExSM-g
Good luck!  :)
1946 BSA C11
1937 Sunbeam Model 9
... and a dented Opel

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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 07:04:44 AM »
Surprisingly enough, the instructions are always on the tin!


Ray
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 11:49:06 AM »
That's correct, Ray.  :D However, the clips are available before buying the stuff. They are good to decide for a specific brand.  Cheers, Thomas
1946 BSA C11
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 10:21:08 PM »
That Ronseal stuff says "does exactly what it says on tin".
However, when I used some of their mat varnish on the door mat, the wife was not very happy with the result  ???
Graham
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 07:55:49 AM »
Ring spanner comes to mind.
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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2018, 09:40:43 PM »
In July this year i won on Ebay  auction a 1979 Suzuki GT 200x5 , paid £1,110.00 for it every thing had been done up on it including the tank being sealed, when i got it home and looked inside to see how much petrol was inside and found it empty and the sealer what looked like a load of muck, i tried cleaning it out and found it hard work getting it all out, so i took it to my local garage ( Frucks ) and at first he did't look that interested in doing it but agreed to have a go at it saying it might get the cleaner spilt on it and then having the tank to be resprayed again any way i know he got it all out alright, but i have't heard from him yet if finished or not, this was 6 weeks ago , i popped down to see if was ready last Wednesday week but he had't finished it yet, so hope to get it back next week god knows how much It's going to cost.

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Re: How to seal the tank
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 10:44:37 AM »
Ever heard the tale about the bloke who tries on a really old suit at the back of his wardrobe and finds a shoe repairer's receipt in the pocket. He phones them up and the bloke says" not done yet mate, call back on Friday"?