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gas tank restoration

  • 03 Mar 2009 6:51 PM
    Message # 123644
    Anonymous
    I have a gas tank for my 1984 gpz 900 that is very rusty inside and has several small pin holes does anyone have any info on some body who does this type of repair. thank-you in advance to anyone who replies.
  • 04 Mar 2009 2:36 PM
    Reply # 124016 on 123644
    David Cake wrote:I have a gas tank for my 1984 gpz 900 that is very rusty inside and has several small pin holes does anyone have any info on some body who does this type of repair. thank-you in advance to anyone who replies.

    I did my own repair using a Caswell kit - seems to be fine. Another product at least some people swear by (rather than at :-)) is the POR-15 kit. There is a good overview of options at the link below - if the rust is bad, starting with the electrolytic method may be a good first step. http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/motorcycle/how_to/mc_tankrust.html
  • 31 Mar 2009 3:16 PM
    Reply # 137568 on 123644
    Ron
    I just had a BMW tank repaired with lead solder using an old "large wattage" soldering iron & Kesters soldering flux....
    Didn't take too long at all to bring the temperature up!
    This is a safe procedure because no flame is involved.
    It would effectively seal those pinholes from the outside before lining the tank from the inside if you choose to go that route.
    (Of course, I'm not sure if you had intended on re-painting)



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