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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby SouthernOutlaw » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:13 am

Have you tried electrolysis cleaning using arm and hammer washing powder. One of the best rust removal methods I have ever used. Not as quick as the others but does a excellent job.

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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby schmibm » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:08 am

SouthernOutlaw wrote:Have you tried electrolysis cleaning using arm and hammer washing powder. One of the best rust removal methods I have ever used. Not as quick as the others but does a excellent job.


I have read about the great results of this. I have the stuff to do it, but haven't yet. Gas tank cleaning with this method seemed like a great deal too. One thing they say you need to do is reverse the polarity. Not sure about that.

Another idea that is coming on quickly is molasses for rust removal. This cleans like Coke does on rusty chrome if you have ever tried this. It is the acid in it that strips rust. Again, I think is is not quick, but sounds very effective.

I sand blast lots of stuff. I have thought about making a wand that can be directed in the tank and shoot all around. It gets more difficult with a baffle, but is very quick. It may be a good first step in muratic, electrolysis or molasses cleaning.
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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby SouthernOutlaw » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:51 pm

You do have to reverse the polarity on the charger. Never tried either of the coke or molasis methods so I think I will give them a try. Always up to finding something new.

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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby pickerandsinger » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:44 pm

https://youtu.be/R2JIYO5Uerk Worked for me….Dave…..I went and mowed while it was spinning…..
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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby danovercash » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:27 pm

Have to be careful not to get a short with electrolysis. How do you get molasses out, especially in January? Coca Cola might be easier to get out.
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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby schmibm » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:24 pm

danovercash wrote:Have to be careful not to get a short with electrolysis. How do you get molasses out, especially in January? Coca Cola might be easier to get out.

From what I have seen it is a mixture of molasses and water. It seems only slightly more viscous than Coke.
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Re: cleaning a gas tank

Postby SouthernOutlaw » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:44 am

pickerandsinger wrote:https://youtu.be/R2JIYO5Uerk Worked for me….Dave…..I went and mowed while it was spinning…..

One thing I have enjoyed about reading this forum is the different ways all of you seem to come up with to accomplish the same thing.

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Re: cleaning a gas tank

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