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    Rust in fuel tank

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    Does anyone have any experience in removing rust from inside a fuel tanks
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    My MK1 Escort fuel tank has rust rattling around in side... Not sure how to proceed with sorting it... Is it DIY'able or are there company's out there that do this sort of thing?

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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    Hi, you could try taking it to a powdercoaters and get them to acid dip it. Alot of wheel restorers acid dip the wheels to remove the paint/powder coating

    Trouble is you may find after this that you have holes where the rust used to be!

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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    Look up Petrol Tank Sloshing (http://www.rust.co.uk/slosh-ethanol-...k-seal/p405062) they also have a cleaner to be used to remove rust before sealing the tank with the "slosh"

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    Rust in fuel tank

    Citric acid overnight will do it or if you don't have a few gallons then get some bilt hamber powder and mix it yourself. After u drain it keep the liquid to de rust other stuff. You will need to treat after cleaning as it will be fresh steel and rust quickly
    Frost do tank coatings.


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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    Thanks guys

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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    A lot of radiator type repair shops can also tackle that sort of thing.

    And there are various treatments to offer a new surface inside the tank to protect it and seal it up again.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWRCDtiTQ0

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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    A lot of radiator type repair shops can also tackle that sort of thing.

    And there are various treatments to offer a new surface inside the tank to protect it and seal it up again.
    9.85 @ 145mph 202mph standing mile
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgWRCDtiTQ0

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    Re: Rust in fuel tank

    On my older bikes with metal tanks I use new small ball bearings to get the worst of the rust out then coat the inside of the tank with an expoxy coating although for some tanks it may be expensive

    It's this stuff here
    https://www.frost.co.uk/por15-car-bi...ir-sealer.html
    Keep her lit

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