View Full Version : Cracked Ballast Tank - Help
08-07-2012, 02:30 PM
I just recently found a small crack on the top seam of my port ballast tank. 06, X-Star. I always drain them over the winter, I just believe the pressure from them filling into the secondary tanks may have caused the crack. Has anyone ever had to patch the plastic tanks? And if so, how have you done it?
08-07-2012, 02:38 PM
I have the same issue with my center tank on an X15, tried JB weld, it held for a little while but then blew off. Trying to figure what is my next plan of attack.
08-07-2012, 04:16 PM
Plastic weld would probably be the best solution. It would ensure no leaks and is fairly strong when done correctly.
08-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Probably need to use a plastic welder. You can buy a gun and welding rods at harbor freight cheap but you may want to consider having a body shop weld it as it is somewhat tricky.