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1988 Gas Tank. Rust issues

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Anyone know of a place to get one cheap or a cure to get rust out and keep it out? I've managed to get a bunch of the rust out but its impossible to get it all thanks!

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Lacquer thinner and a chain.

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^^^ This. You can also use Acetone and a chain.

 

I broke down and got a tank off of Rockauto in the end. I realized my tank ('77 CJ5) rusted all the way through when Acetone started flying all over my legs when I was shaking the tank.

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i did it with vinegar and threw nuts and bolts in, but some of it wont come out is it gonna give me problems in the end?

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There is a pant product called Pour15 it is by far best way to stop rust and inhibit rust later down the road I actually plan on doing the whole underside of my Patsy.

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Also if you're trying to get rusty bolts out PB blaster is magic.

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Yeah itll give you problems, but really only slowly clogging fuel filters and the strainer.

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There is a pant product called Pour15 it is by far best way to stop rust and inhibit rust later down the road I actually plan on doing the whole underside of my Patsy.

is it safe to put that pour15 stuff inside the gas tank?

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Rockauto.com has new tanks pretty cheap. I recently bought one, no issues at all.

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*Por 15

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Don't now how it would react to to gas I don't think I would put it in a gas tank though.

But it's grate anything else.

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I just bought a new tank because mine's leaking. Ended up going with one from eBay, since Rockauto wanted about $100 for shipping alone. :lol:

 

Can't say how good it is since it hasn't shown up yet.

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Mine was really bad. I ended up pulling the tank to clean it. I Filled it with water, drained and then used a shopvac to remove all the loose rust. I then had to take a 2X4 and beat the side of the tank to knock the rest of the rust off the walls and re-vacume. It took quite some time.

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Caswell makes a gas tank sealer that works well. It will fill smaller holes and coats the inside of the tank with a layer of epoxy. Awesome stuff, about 40 bucks online will do a 20 gallon tank...Blue Lightning also makes a similar product that I use on Poly tanks, Caswell does not bond to cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).

 

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