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Rusty Scale, Pin Holes & Leaking Seams = Gas Tank Problems

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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:59 AM

I first used this product in 1991 0n a fuel tank on a 1938 Massey Harris 101. It had a few small pin holes that leaked when you put the tank more than half full. I bought this from Gremplers best I can remember. Next use was on a rusty tank on a old rotoer tiller I picked up about 1993. I finally finished off the can on a Ford 5000 gas tractors fuel tank that had a seam leak.




Followed the directions on the can except I did add some marbles in the tanks during the cleaning step to help break up any scaly rust or varnish that may have been in the tank. I used a gallon of lacquer thinner on the 101 and 5000 tank as a cleaner.








I only got some pictures of the Fords tank.




There are other companies that make tank sealers but this one has kept the 101 Massey tank sealed tight for over 22 years now and the tiller runs well yet today with no more blocked carb jets due to rust and you know how much a front tine till jumps around.

Then there is the shelf life of the produce, just this one can is all I have bought and finally used the last up in 2013 that is 22 years I have had this stuff stored in a garage.


:D   Al

Edited by alleyyooper, July 03, 2014 - 08:06 AM.

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 08:49 AM

Looks like it is still available. Looks like a good product. I used the Kreem product on out Honda ATV tank and so far (knock on wood) it is working well, has been 4 years.  Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                      Roger.

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Hi alleyyooper, good to hear from you. 

I've never used the gas tank sealers but it is good to hear that they work. 

Edited by Cvans, July 03, 2014 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 07:29 AM

Good to see you can still buy the stuff at Gremplers. Were not a lot of places to buy restoring products when I started.


LOL funny how some things are, I was needing hubs for a 44 RC here in Michigan and was having a hard time finding any and when I did I had to buy what was left of the tractor. Later that summer at a show in Finlay Ohio a friend told me he had had a pair trying to sell them for almost 2 years and had finally taken them to a scrap yard with some other stuff.


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Posted August 12, 2014 - 07:31 PM

I've used Red Kote; and really liked the finished coating.