Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 12:23:29
Subject: Re: Cleaning gas tanks.
From: Kiroja
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Scott Corsaro wrote:
> > 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.

Pfew, that's a pretty drastic method. And especialy with moped gastanks
this can go wrong. I've seen tanks with acidburn holes in em. It will
work, not questioning that. But with the method I described earlier on
it works just as well and you don't need acid gloves eyeprotection and
respirator. And ofcourse the acid method is more harmfull for the
environment.
I would advice only to use acid when the first method didn't work and
you're sure the tankmetal is still thick enough everywhere.

Robbert



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