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Re: [Healeys] Gas tank light rust

To: frogeye@porterscustom.com
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Gas tank light rust
From: Jackson Krall <jackson_krall@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:15:36 -0800 (PST)
Dave, caution is good.
 The Zep product seems to be agri-based.
And indeed, what unsealed gas tank doesn't have some rust? 
I've been using the phosphoric product quite a bit and not had any unwanted 
degradation issues other than skin and clothing.

On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 1:25 PM EST David Porter wrote:

>Pretty sure I mentioned this a few days ago. A new product Star Tron. An
>enzyme fuel restoration and stabilizer. It also breaks up water globules and
>disperses them so it is burned along with the gasoline and ethanol.
> A small amount of surface rust is not an issue to worry about.
>I wouldn't add metal prep acids to a tank, likely to cause seal and gasket
>degradation issues (WAG)
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>From: healeys-bounces@autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces@autox.team.net]
>On Behalf Of Bob Spidell
>Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:16 AM
>To: Jackson Krall
>Cc: Healeys@autox.team.net
>Subject: Re: [Healeys] Gas tank light rust
>Then apply a good gas tank sealant.  I've had the Bill Hirsch product in the
>BJ8 for over 20 years with nary a problem 
>(on what passes for gasoline in California, to boot).
>On 11/27/2011 9:56 AM, Jackson Krall wrote:
>> At Home Depot you should find "Phosphoric Prep and Etch" by Klean-Strip in
>the paint dept. and "Metal Prep Dip Rust Remover" by Zep in the cleaner and
>chemical isle over near the chainsaws.
>> Best
>> JK
>> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 12:34 PM EST Ron Ray wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> A friend has his relative new Bugeye fuel tank repaired and now has a
>>> coat of "flash" rust on the inside.
>>> Is the Moss fuel tank cleaner (part number 220-620) the most practical
>>> to remove this light rust coating, or is there a simpler less expensive
>>> process?
>>> Thanks,
>>>   Ron
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