Main Motorcycle: Custom 955 Speed-Tona
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
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Did you have to rotate the tank in different directions to get the coating to fflow and cover all the interior surface?
Thanks for the link, I ordered the tank.The other tank at $240 had almost triple the shipping cost at $60 (compared to $23) so we both got the best price. Did you coat interior with epoxy before using? If yes, how did it go?
Also, I noticed you live in Ohio. I live in Chicago and belong to MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association). There's an MSTA member that I ride from Ohio and there is also an MSTA ride event in Ohio called Mailpouch Fly By. Let me know if your interested and I'll send you a link and my Ohio rider partner email if you like.
By the way, I'm 100% Irish but have spent a lot of time in the UK so we should get along.[
... Did you use the "hand-full of drywall screws" mentioned in Caswells instructions to rough up your tank? was it effective?
|Did you use masking tape or duct tape to cover all the openings? How soon did you remove it after coating?...|
Originally Posted by Caswell Plating
All traces of oil and gasoline should first be removed by pouring about 1 pint of acetone or lacquer thinner into the tank, and rotating the tank several times to thoroughly sluice the sides with solvent. Dispose of the contaminated solution.
When recoating your gas tank from failed Kreem or POR-15 tank sealers, remove the old, failed coating using a paint stripper containing Methylene Chloride.
Place a hand full of drywall screws into the tank and shake them around vigorously for several minutes. These will dislodge any loose particles of rust. In the case of Fiberglass and plastic tanks, this will rough up the tank interior, improving adhesion.
Rinse out the tank with about 1-pint of acetone or lacquer thinner, then set aside and allow to dry. Use an airline to blow air into the tank to aid drying.
Apply duct tape or masking tape to any weeping seams, holes or porous areas. This will stop any Gas Tank Sealer from oozing out, and will allow it to bridge over the hole. Plug the outlet ports with putty or Play-Doh. Mix up the required amount of Gas Tank Sealer (one unit should treat two small motorcycle tanks or one large one) If you are only treating ONE small tank, then divide parts A & B in half. You could use a dipstick to gauge this.
In a separate plastic container (margarine tub etc.) mix the two parts together thoroughly for at least 2 minutes. Scrape around the sides to ensure all resin is blended together. BAD MIXING AND BAD MEASURING IS THE #1 CAUSE OF FAILURE!!
Pour into the tank, then immediately seal up the filler hole with Gladwrap and an elastic band. Swill the tank around in every direction for several minutes to obtain a good layer of Gas Tank Sealer over all surfaces. Remove the filler cap,Gladwrap seal, and pour out any excess. Allow to drain upside down for a few minutes.
If you have a built in fuel filter, blow air into the fuel line port for about 10 minutes. This will clear the filter of any Gas Tank Sealer.
Scrape off any excess with a sharp knife at this point (usually about 40-60 Min after mixing) Place the tank in a warm 70-90 f place and allow to cure overnight. In the case of alcohol fuels, allow 3-5 days at room temperature, or 24 hours at 120 deg f.
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