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Leaking Lantern

Postby VinceD » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:18 pm

I recently picked up a couple of old kerosene lanterns. They are in good shape with the original glass. The only problem is they leak. The fuel chamber must have either a few pin-holes or a seam leak. I know you can "re-coat" a fuel tank, do you think it would work on a lantern with very tiny holes? Any suggestions on what to use? Any other suggestions on how to fix the leak?
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:33 pm

Can't help, however, this should be right up Gary Dotson's alley.

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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:40 pm

POR-15 makes a fuel tank liner that is supposed to solve pinhole leaks, etc. Kind of expensive for something that small though.
http://www.por15.com/Fuel-System-Restor ... oducts/12/
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:45 am

Bill Hudson wrote:Can't help, however, this should be right up Gary Dotson's alley.

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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:32 pm

POR 15 tank sealer, or Redkote should work. Ed
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Yogie » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:09 pm

I picked up some Red Kote for $24 at my local welding shop if that gives you some idea of cost.
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby danovercash » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:36 pm

Check with a shop or friend to share the left over lining material with you for a portion of the cost.
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:22 am

I posted a reply to this yesterday morning but I guess it got lost in space. Anyway, I use liquid epoxy that I get at the big box store. The kit is 2, 8oz. jars, just mix 1:1, I mix it in a dixie cup. I pour in enough that I can roll the lantern around, to cover any areas that need it. My wife has bought several leaky lanterns, so I've done quite a few this way.
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby VinceD » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:23 pm

Thanks guys, for all the suggestions. Really appreciate it.

Gary, any brand name I should ask for or just "liquid epoxy". We will be at Lowe's or Home Depot later this week.
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Yogie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:06 pm

Red Kote on the way tomorrow morning Vince. :wink:
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:43 am

Vince, it's called "Power Poxy for Pros" I got from Menards but I would think the others should have it also. Check the paint dept.
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Re: Leaking Lantern

Postby VinceD » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:12 pm

Thanks Gary.
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