Gas Tank long term storage

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by DadzLowrider, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. DadzLowrider

    DadzLowrider Active Member

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    So I got my new painted tins today and will be doing the swap soon. My question is this........ Do I need to do anything to the tank to store it and keep it from rusting on the inside? If I just stick it in a closet in my house will it rust? Should I cover up all the holes with tape or anything?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If it's the stock tank you will be storing, I would put some oil in it and roll it around to coat the inside then drain any excess and cover the openings. The later tanks didn't have a coating on the inside.
     
  3. jaxdwg

    jaxdwg Active Member

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    You might try blowing out real good to get it dry then take a nylon stocking and put some rice in it then stuff the sock in the filler with a string tied to it then seal the opennings. the rice should absorb any extra moisture that might acrue----jack
     
  4. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Okay, I have to ask because I know it's coming. Is that how they make rice burners? Or if you put the old tank back on, does that make it a rice burner?

    :18: :bigsmiley20: :newsmile022:
     
  5. krikket

    krikket Active Member

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    When opportunity knocks, you gotta answer. Nice one!!!
     
  6. DDogg

    DDogg Junior Member

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    That what Uncle Ben said.
     
  7. jaxdwg

    jaxdwg Active Member

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    That's not what I had in mind when I said it but it is funny-----just couldn't resist could ya?? good one