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#1 Ellitott OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:14 PM

Rusty Tanks I have one on an Montgomery Wards garden tractor. Any CLEAN solutions would be helpful

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:28 PM

Usually some small pebbles with some water or solvent will do the trick.
Just drop some pebbles in shake it dump it out put them back in with some Water or some type of cleaner and repeat until clean.
mabye others may have a better idea.....


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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:44 PM

I was told to use a hand full of drywall screws, but I guess lots of things will work.......I have a rusty one too.....with a few pinholes also....Looking for an epoxy sealant to fix it.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:45 PM

Usually some small pebbles with some water or solvent will do the trick.
Just drop some pebbles in shake it dump it out put them back in with some Water or some type of cleaner and repeat until clean.
mabye others may have a better idea.....


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:ditto:Or small steel ball bearings.
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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:48 PM

I just use gravel & diesel fuel. Strap that tank inside a tractor wheel, the drive it a bit. Gives a good slow rolling action & no work to it.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 05:55 PM

I use my paint shaker,it works good too.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 06:04 PM

I use my paint shaker,it works good too.


I should say it would! Not many of us have paint shakers though I'm afraid. I could however strap it to my little chihuahua, then go out & shoot a gun. When he hears a gun, he trembles like an earthquake! I got him grown, so I figure he collected some buckshot at one time or another.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 06:28 PM

I should say it would! Not many of us have paint shakers though I'm afraid. I could however strap it to my little chihuahua, then go out & shoot a gun. When he hears a gun, he trembles like an earthquake! I got him grown, so I figure he collected some buckshot at one time or another.


That would make an interesting video :bigrofl: with a gas tank strapped to him and all that trembling.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 06:57 PM

I just use gravel & diesel fuel. Strap that tank inside a tractor wheel, the drive it a bit. Gives a good slow rolling action & no work to it.


I will definietly remember that for next time.

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Posted May 04, 2010 - 03:15 PM

A good radiator shop should be able to cook it out for you.I had the tank on my case 446 cooked out,it turned out perfect.

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Posted May 09, 2010 - 11:12 AM

Wow James that a good one, I have use the Vinegar it works great the other one for this old man. mite be away to get them ground mole out of my yard or the whole block:booboo: "explosive hydrogen bomb":firejumper: for them little mole's Thanks for posting the info

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Posted May 09, 2010 - 11:40 AM

I just use gravel & diesel fuel. Strap that tank inside a tractor wheel, the drive it a bit. Gives a good slow rolling action & no work to it.


Now there's one to remember. I have always used a little diesel and a chain, or some nuts/bolts... whatever to get the loose stuff out, then vinegar to finish. Strapping it to a wheel would save allot of shaking, and add seat time too :smile1:

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Posted May 12, 2010 - 05:25 AM

I done one by taking it apart at the seam. Just melted the solder, pulled it apart and cleaned inside with a wire brush and then re-soldered back together. That worked pretty good.

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Posted May 12, 2010 - 05:47 AM

I done one by taking it apart at the seam. Just melted the solder, pulled it apart and cleaned inside with a wire brush and then re-soldered back together. That worked pretty good.


That's not a bad idea. I would be afraid I would never get it soldered back together correctly LOL




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