Rusty fuel tank help
Posted 10 June 2021 - 12:18 PM
Its 400 for a professional clean +150 to coat if needed.
450-550 for a secondhand tank here in Perth.
All are out of my price range for now.
Could you guys recommend a cost effective way I can clean the tank/s myself?
Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:02 PM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:49 PM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 08:21 PM
FFS. Fill it with a 1:1 molasses:water mix. Leave two weeks or so. Iron oxide reverts to iron and some other chemical stuff happens. The result is clean steel inside your tank.
Correct but still have to coat the steel inside the tank so it doesn’t rust straight away
Posted 10 June 2021 - 08:34 PM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 08:47 PM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 08:54 PM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:50 PM
KBS do a scale/clean you use before you seal the tank... use that
Posted 10 June 2021 - 11:40 PM
I’ll be using the KBS 3 step kit on mine, but as a pre-step, I used white vinegar first and it did an amazing job of removing the rust. Then a bi-carb soda/water mix to neutralise it.
Posted 11 June 2021 - 10:56 AM
Posted 11 June 2021 - 05:07 PM
I've diluted it with 6 litres of warm water. Figure I'll keep turning it several times a day.
I'll order the KBS kit to line it i have 2 tanks so maybe I'll do something different on the other for comparison.
Posted 11 June 2021 - 05:43 PM
Fill the tank up to the neck no need to turn it over just let the molasses do its thing
if it was me i would leave it 3 to 4 weeks at least it will be clean then
Posted 11 June 2021 - 05:45 PM
OK, back to the shop in the morning
Edited by Nugget, 11 June 2021 - 05:48 PM.
Posted 11 June 2021 - 06:21 PM
6 litres is plenty for a tank and top up with water you don’t need buy any more
its stronger than you think
i only do 5 litres of water and 1litre molasses with my mix and it peels shit off
It wont happen over night but it will happen
Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:06 PM
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