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81powerslot 04-15-2014 01:18 PM

coating an aluminum fuel tank
 
I have an 81 mastercraft with 351 pcm. I have been having fuel delivery problems and i have narrowed it down to a fairly new fuel line already clogged (probably due to our wonderful ethanol fuel). since I have changed fuel filter, fuel pump and rebuilt the carb, and will be replacing the fuel line i need to pay attention to the fuel tank also. there is some corrosion in the aluminum tank and one of my mechanics worries that this can create debri that will damage my new components. I cannot find a replacement so i am left i think with cleaning and coating the inside of the tank. i am looking for anyone thay might have done this already and what their results were.
thank you

thatsmrmastercraft 04-15-2014 01:21 PM

You might check with a local company that works on radiators. They may have the ability to clean and coat it for you.

81powerslot 04-15-2014 01:33 PM

thanks. i did that and they will clean it but they said they have never coated the inside of an aluminum tank before and wasn't sure if their coating was compatible. so i am not sure if it is even needed but there are some DIY kits that have the cleaners and coatings for aluminum tank. seems like after going through the cleaning process you might as well take one more step and coat it.

thatsmrmastercraft 04-15-2014 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by 81powerslot (Post 1033910)
thanks. i did that and they will clean it but they said they have never coated the inside of an aluminum tank before and wasn't sure if their coating was compatible. so i am not sure if it is even needed but there are some DIY kits that have the cleaners and coatings for aluminum tank. seems like after going through the cleaning process you might as well take one more step and coat it.

I will be following your lead on this as I need to do the same thing. What are they charging to clean your tank?

81powerslot 04-15-2014 01:51 PM

my radiator shop said they would charge somewhere around $60 to clean. but i am looking at this kit to do it all myself. seems pretty straight forward.

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Auto-Fue...ealer-Kit.html

bochnak 04-15-2014 01:51 PM

I deal with rusty tanks on motorcycles quite a bit. I've had good results with using Caswell Epoxy tank sealer:

http://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com...torcycle-tank/

http://www.caswellplating.com/restor...nk-sealer.html

81powerslot 04-15-2014 02:02 PM

thanks for that lead. i looked at their product and it was a little more than the KBS and did not have all of the cleaning solutions included. they did not seem as comfortable in how to clean the aluminum. but it is important for me to know of products that have been used sucessfully so i really appreciate your input and will look at their product again.

Dylan 04-15-2014 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by 81powerslot (Post 1033921)
my radiator shop said they would charge somewhere around $60 to clean. but i am looking at this kit to do it all myself. seems pretty straight forward.

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Auto-Fue...ealer-Kit.html

I used that stuff about 5 years ago on a rusty BMW motorcycle tank and it went really well. However, I thought my arms were going to fall off after shaking that solution around in a motorcycle tank.... I can only imagine a larger fuel tank!

I put an inline filter in the BMW to catch any of the debris and to this day I have yet to have any of it scale off. Follow the directions, call a buddy and get busy.

thatsmrmastercraft 04-15-2014 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 81powerslot (Post 1033921)
my radiator shop said they would charge somewhere around $60 to clean. but i am looking at this kit to do it all myself. seems pretty straight forward.

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Auto-Fue...ealer-Kit.html

That looks very interesting

bochnak 04-15-2014 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 81powerslot (Post 1033921)
my radiator shop said they would charge somewhere around $60 to clean. but i am looking at this kit to do it all myself. seems pretty straight forward.

http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Auto-Fue...ealer-Kit.html

I'll have to try that product on the next tank.

I used KREEM in the past and was disappointed.


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