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phutton

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Re: Ethanol-resistant tank lining
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 04:27:54 PM »
That's great, Huw - many thanks.

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Re: Ethanol-resistant tank lining
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 01:10:12 PM »
I used Tank care products flexible sealent remover followed by petseal remover.
The tank had both types in it applied in that order..still leaked though!

having stripped the tank I resoldered  the duff joints and the rear tank mounts then used POR 15 tank prep and metal ready.

It was a really laborious process and the flexible sealer remover was particularly toxic!
very well ventilated room or outside highly recommended.

my main tip would be to use a hairdryer to get the tank bone dry as it has to be for the POR 15 sealant. I used duck tape to seal the dryer to the fuel cap and let the air come out of the fuel tap holes.
The whole lot cost about £100 and took about two days to complete. The tank is in original tatty condition and I wanted to keep it his way. It's 1912 after all!
as an aside it contained so much sealent it's capacity was reduced to about 7/8 of a gallon from 1 and a 1/4!
I never use standard unleaded in my bikes, always supreme or the equivalent as the he is far less Ethanol cut.
My parallel 9 runs beautifully on Shell Optimax with two points of tetra ethyl lead in it.
Proper 100 octane with no Ethanol. 8:1 compression ratio no problem.

Good luck wih it

Huw

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Re: Ethanol-resistant tank lining
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 12:06:44 PM »
Thanks Huw. What did you use to get the Petseal out?

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Re: Ethanol-resistant tank lining
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 10:24:49 AM »
Hello Paul

I've used POR 15 on a my Ariel Veteran and am very satisfied.
It was a bit of an effort to clean the previous two attempts at lining out, one of which was petseal. POR 15 is available from Frost online.

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Ethanol-resistant tank lining
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 09:29:44 AM »
Has anyone got any idea of the best ethanol-resistant petrol tank lining? I have got Petseal remover, degreaser and rust treatment, but I haven't yet got the liner. Any thoughts?

Paul