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Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 10:31:10
Subject: Cleaning gas tanks.
From: Scott Corsaro
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The way to do it right it to take the fuel tap out then plug that hole
up
with a cork, then take off the gas cap (make sure the tank is empty and
dry). Now put on you chemical resistant gloves, eye protections and
a
respirator if you have one. dump a bunch of muratic acid in the
tank, fill
it 3/4 up. You can get muratic acid in 1 gallon jugs for cheap at
hardware
stores and pool supply stores. Sit there and swirl it around, you
will
notice the tank become extremely clean, it will start to look like new
bare
metal, you want to do this utile it is completely clean. If there is
any
rust it there it will clog your filter or your carb up latter. After
it is
all clean drain the acid out, then wash the tank with water. After
that you
can use this stuff called kreem (available at most motorcycle shops),
it
will coat the tank so it never rust again. I don't use kreem, I just
give
the tank a nice coat of WD40 if I do not plan on using it
immediately. This
is the way most all people in the motorcycle world do it (trust me, I'm
on 3
motorcycle digest, and frequent 5 other motorcycle BBS's, and have done
it
to at least 4 tanks). The alternative is have it done
professionally, but
it's usually not worth it, muratil acid works just as good.20

Scott Corsaro




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