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Offline groundhog105

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Gas tank sealer
« on: June 10, 2015, 12:46:40 AM »
Can someone direct me to a business that cleans and seals steel gas tanks

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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 07:57:37 AM »
  You can do it yourself without to much effort. This is what I have been using, no need to acid clean the tank.
http://www.caswellplating.com/restoration-aids/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 08:01:07 AM »
Can someone direct me to a business that cleans and seals steel gas tanks

Thanks

I have used Kreem which is a three part system that you can do yourself. I will say that I have used it twice and it worked well both times, but this is just my experience. It has to be done correctly to work and I mean exactly like the directions say.
You have to be take your and follow the directions to the letter.
I think I got my last Kreem system from NAPA.
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 08:14:43 AM »
I've successfully used Caswell's epoxy liner..even in plastic tanks. 
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Re: Gas tank sealer
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 08:18:23 AM »
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 08:27:31 AM »
Kirby, it may be due to the current gasoline formulas, but I've heard many reports of Kreem failures in the last few years.  Caswell's phenol novolac epoxy kit is reported to be very good.  It appears to be the same type of phenolic epoxy that's used to line industrial chemical tanks.
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 08:37:07 AM »
I used this one successfully on a Honda Hawk GT tank:

http://www.hirschauto.com/MOTOR-CYCLE-TANK-REPAIR-KIT/productinfo/CRK-01/

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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 08:46:11 AM »
Kirby, it may be due to the current gasoline formulas, but I've heard many reports of Kreem failures in the last few years.  Kaswell's phenol novolac epoxy kit is reported to be very good.  It appears to be the same type of phenolic epoxy that's used to line industrial chemical tanks.

Thanks for that Jim.
The guy that recommended it to me told me that it has to be done right and its not easy and you have to take your time and do it right.
I personally (not saying it does not happen) have never heard of a failure but then people don't usually keep machines for a very long period.
I did a tank about 18 months ago and it is still good. I did coat a steel container (gas can) with the left over product and covered it in a gal of gas. (reg) and it is still like new.

I have no interest in promoting this product, just throwing something out there that I have direct experience with for someone that asked.

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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2015, 09:03:01 AM »
To actually answer the question:

Elizabeth Radiator
1550 Hayden Blvd.
Elizabeth, PA 15037
(412) 384-5310
It's been a few years since I last had one done, don't know if they're still in business or not.

Never used either of these:
http://www.gastanklining.com/
http://www.gastankrenu.com/index.htm
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 10:48:09 AM »
Around here radiator shops no longer work on gas tanks, for whatever reason. I fool with derelict motorcycles,  :laugh: and *have* seen bad Kreem jobs.. I, personally, wouldn't use it.
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Re: Gas tank sealer
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 06:15:19 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions

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