gas tank epoxy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by astrorock, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. astrorock

    astrorock Member

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    hay guys, i have a problem.. i took my tins off to get a custom paint job done and i found that the epoxy lining in the tank has started peeling off.. it's only peeling on the left tank.. does the kreem stuff work, and do i need to have the liner in there it it doesn't leak???
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If the coating inside the tank is starting to break down then the little flakes that come off can block the fuel strainer in the tank and the smaller parts can block the jets in the carb
    having done a few fuel tanks over the years this is what ive used and it seems to hold up well if tthe instructions are followed

    Tank Liner Repair Kit - Harley Davidson Community

    That link takes you to a uk supplier of the product but it should be available in most countries
    one of the links is broke so try this one
    Motorcycle Fuel Tank Repair Kit(S215) - Tanks - Frost Auto Restoration Techniques

    Brian
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2010
  3. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Did you already have the paint work done?Fin has you covered with the product/instructions.Basicaly you need to pickle your tank with the metal cleaner which is basicaly acetone.Acetone eats everything especialy fresh paint.
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ive done it on both painted and un painted tanks i prefer to do it prior to painting but once got a tank that was very well painted but the liner was shot so i took a lot of extra care not to allow anything to get onto the outside of the tank
    i stretched some old inner tube over the petcock mount and secured it with a zip tie to seal it and used a rubber bung for the two petrol cap holes

    Brian
     
  5. astrorock

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    thanks for the advice guys, my friend who has done thousands of bikes says almost all harley tanks do that and people never even know that it is peeling because they never take the tanks off.. he says just vacuum the pieces out and be on your way.. he also says any pieces small enough to make it through the strainer will pass easily through any carb jets..