Cleaning Out A Rusty Gas Tank

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Re: Cleaning Out A Rusty Gas Tank

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:39 am

Puffie40 wrote:had anyone tried a electrolysis method to clean a tank?

I tried it once. Because of the "line of sight" operation, of electrolysis, it doesn't work well, submerged in a tank. I filled the gas tank with E-tank solution, made an electrode to suspend into the tank, and reversed the polarity. Small electrode in the tank, needed cleaning, too often, to be worthwhile. Above method seems the easiest.
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Re: Cleaning Out A Rusty Gas Tank

Postby Jim Reid » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:40 am

Can you save the water that you mixed the muratic acid with in a sealed container and reuse it later or does it breakdown.


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Re: Cleaning Out A Rusty Gas Tank

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Oh yeah if using muriatic acid, swap out the sediment bowl with steel threaded plug. Acid destroys the aluminum base casting of the sentiment bowl. Happened to me cleaning Sarah's loboy gas tank.

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