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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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After watching a few demostrations online I've decided to use evaporust to clean out the inside of my tank before lining it with redkote tank liner. Has anyone used either of these products before and if you have, any tips?
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I used it on my TBS tank - it had a fair bit of internal surface rust. Temperature is key - the higher the temp, the faster it works. I ended up by putting it in a closed bathroom with a space heater and what had been going slowly at 65 - 70 finished very quickly at 85 - 95.

I used 3 gallons in the tank and rotated it every 3 - 4 hours, to get everywhere. Total time was 48 - 60 hours but would have been much faster if I had learned just how temperature dependent the reaction is. I did try to start with 1 gallon but went to 3 to get the job done faster with better area overlap given that you can't really see well into the tank.

My rust wasn't deep but was fairly extensive. Once done I rinsed with 90% rubbing alcohol, dried as best as possible overnight in the closed room with space heater running then replaced and filled with gas.

I had a hard time sealing the petcock hole and filler hole so the outside tank and paint were bathed in the evaporust and absolutely nothing bad happened to the paint, it is paint safe. Works as advertised and now have about 2.5 gallons back in the original containers for the next time it's needed.

I didn't coat the inside of the tank once done and haven't had any rust return. I do try and keep the tank full; even the rust on the filler neck hasn't returned. I did my tank almost 18 months ago.
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Thanks for the great info. I guess I'm going to need to get a heater going in my garage for this to work well. Did you need to use a degreaser in the tank before using the evapo rust? If not this stuff should work awesome. I did a 50/50 CLR water cleaning at the begining of the year so hopefully this stuff won't need long to work. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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I can also recommend the Caswell product. I did a write up if you search.
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Just 90% isopropyl to make sure any remaining gas and fumes were diluted and out of the tank - no need to stink up the house!

It really wasn't tricky at all.

Good luck and let us know how yours turns out.
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I was going to try the caswell but a friend of mine recomended the redkote. way less prep and it stays flexible so it won't crack if the tank ever takes a hit. Also it's a one part sealant so whatever I don't use can be saved for another tank.

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No first hand knowledge, but I've heard several negative comments about Redcote. None about Caswell. I've used some of Caswell's other products (plating) and would not hesitate to try their tank sealer should the need arise.

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The weather here didnt hold up so I think I may just put it off till spring. Who knows I may go with caswell if I can get it at a good price.

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Look at rusteco for rust removal. I used it and it did very well on another tank of mine. Not cheap though...
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