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WCW

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Location : WENONAH,NJ
Age : 64
Registration date : 2016-03-12

NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by WCW on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:54 pm

HAVE YOU GUY'S HAD ANY LUCK?
I USED EVAPO-RUST,WORKING SOME
NEED SOME THING STRONGER.
THANK YOU WCW
FORGOT ABOUT THE SEARCH FEATURE ON THIS SITE.
MURATIC ACID SOUND'S GOOD.
CAN YOU USE IT FULL STRENGTH
AND DO YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT
HOW LONG IT'S IN THERE?
THE TANK WILL HAVE TO BE FLIPPED
SEVERAL TIME'S

THANK YOU GUY'S FOR YOUR IN-PUT.
NO ACID WASH.OSPHO AND THE CHAIN TRICK SOUND GOOD.
ALL WASN'T LOST,AT LEAST I KNOW THE GAS GUAGE WORK'S
AFTER PLUGGING IN THE FLOAT.
I RE-STARTED THIS VAN WITH A BURNT OUT SHELL AND EVEN THE FIRST V-8
I PUT IN IT WAS DONE.
I HAD IT FOR SO LONG,I COULDN'T LET IT GO.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR'S THEY ALWAY'S NEED SOME THING


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AzDon

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Location : Lake Havasu Az
Age : 61
Registration date : 2014-01-20

Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by AzDon on Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:21 pm

Trouble is........Anything you do is going to diminish the thickness of the tank and getting 100% of all residue could be an issue...... I took a tank to a radiator shop for cleaning and the acid burned through.....Nobody makes a new tank that I know about, but I'm considering a 53 chevy gas tank from tanksinc.com........
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AzDon

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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by AzDon on Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:24 pm

Really, the way to clean up a tank is to drop a longish piece of chain into it and take it for a weekend ride in an offroad vehicle (or use some kind of shaker device)
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gfleduc

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Location : Kingwood Texas
Age : 61
Registration date : 2015-09-19

Tank Flush

Post by gfleduc on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:38 pm

A good step up from evapo-rust is OSPHO - It is a very good rust neutralizer I use this stuff all the time on the van.

I get it at the Hardware store; does not cost anything near what is on the web page: http://www.ospho.com/


I would favor a combination of the OSPHO & follow-up with the chain clean.

my 2

Gary


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savage

Number of posts : 1826
Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by savage on Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:34 am

I did the chain shake & the kit from Eastwood. you still need to buy acid & asatone
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WCW

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Location : WENONAH,NJ
Age : 64
Registration date : 2016-03-12

NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by WCW on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:01 pm

ALRIGHT,THANK'S.
I DIDN'T RUIN IT YET.
I THINK IT CAN RIDE AROUND IN MY P/U
FLIPPING IT FOR THE CHAIN SHAKE FOR
A WHILE.I FIGURE IF I CAN GET IT ALL
CLEANED UP,I BLOW IT WHEN I GO TO WELD
ONE PIN-HOLE.[THE METAL IS GOOD ALL AROUND IT]
LOOK'S LIKE IT WAS A REPAIRED DEFECT?
NO HURRY,I KNOW WE CAN'T GET AN EXACT REPLACEMENT.
"WERE HAVING FUN NOW RIGHT"?
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Vantasia

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Location : New Jersey
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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by Vantasia on Mon May 01, 2017 8:43 am

I took my '64 tank to a radiator shop too, they "boiled" it out and it was fine. They also said DO NOT coat the inside after cleaning, simply let a light orange patina form, that's the way they came from the factory, bare metal, it will take another few decades to rust enough again to flake off. And if any spots rust through, have it patched, very common for a tank/radiator shop to do. Like said, you cannot find replacements for these too easily.
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WCW

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NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by WCW on Mon May 01, 2017 1:18 pm

I'M GOING TO TRY TO FIND THE OSPHO PRODUCT
THE GUY'S MENTIONED AND KEEP AT IT MYSELF A LITTLE LONGER.
I SEEM TO LIKE THE TORTURE.MY RADIATOR GUY IS LONG GONE.
I'LL ASK AROUND ABOUT A LOCAL RADIATOR SHOP IN-CASE.
WHO IS GOOD AND CAN BE TRUSTED.
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Vantasia

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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by Vantasia on Tue May 02, 2017 11:32 am

WCW wrote:I'M GOING TO TRY TO FIND THE OSPHO PRODUCT
THE GUY'S MENTIONED AND KEEP AT IT MYSELF A LITTLE LONGER.
I SEEM TO LIKE THE TORTURE.MY RADIATOR GUY IS LONG GONE.
I'LL ASK AROUND ABOUT A LOCAL RADIATOR SHOP IN-CASE.
WHO IS GOOD AND CAN BE TRUSTED.

I see you are in NJ! Hi Neighbor....yes, radiator shops are getting hard to find, all new vehicles use plastic and aluminum throwaways....Many in north/central NJ have gone extinct except one! St. George Radiator up in Linden, NJ on Rt. 27. Look him up, real old school shop does tanks and rads. Can re-core rads, clean and repair your tank, reasonable and you can even ship it to him, does lots of local muscle cars in the area, commercial trucks and buses, etc....old school, no website but here's a link with phone number.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+George+Auto+Radiator+Repair/@40.6442456,-74.2560968,14.74z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb96579016b8ac1a9!8m2!3d40.644178!4d-74.255061

Take a cruise up the Turnpike one day, his hours are limited though, closes by 4 PM and no saturdays....but does good work, did my tank and radiator for me.
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dougw1

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Location : Bluesky, Alberta
Registration date : 2017-04-05

Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by dougw1 on Wed May 03, 2017 8:54 am

Years ago I had an old Plymouth VIP that I got cheap but it needed a bit of TLC and the gas tank was the major issue. I removed it & washed it with hot soapy water & rinsed it clean, inside & out, used a electric heater to dry it. I sanded the outside with fairly course sandpaper until it was rough, cut some fiberglass cloth to fit the bottom up the sides to the seam & covered it in resin, put the cloth on & brushed lots of resin on numerous times. I drove the car for 4 years and never had a problem with another leak. It was a lot of work but seemed to have done the job.
The entire tank could be covered over with glass.
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savage

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Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by savage on Wed May 03, 2017 6:44 pm

Not sure what this New gas would do to it,heck it eats rubber
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dougw1

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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by dougw1 on Wed May 03, 2017 9:07 pm

Ya, never thought of the new gas. There wasn't quite as much garbage in it during the 80's.
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WCW

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Location : WENONAH,NJ
Age : 64
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NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by WCW on Thu May 04, 2017 3:27 pm

WELL,I COULDN'T FIND THE OSPHO PRODUCT.
FLUSHED IT OUT,I'M SHURE THE EVAPO-RUST
WAS DONE.ONE SIDE TURNED OUT GOOD.
HAVE RUST-OLEUM RUST DISSOLVER IN THERE
NOW.HAVE $50.00 IN PRODUCT'S IN IT NOW,THAT
COULD HAVE WENT TO A RADIATOR SHOP.
BUT,I'M A HARD-HEAD AND DON'T GIVE UP.
THAT'S WHAT GOT ME THIS FAR.
I'M STILL ASKING IF WE HAVE ANY RADIATOR
SHOP'S AROUND HERE, JUST IN-CASE I CAN'T
TAKE A BEATING ANY LONGER.
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savage

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Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by savage on Thu May 04, 2017 4:28 pm

The tanks I have done ,I run 2 clear fuel filters on. 1 back by tank,other before fuel pump.
Hope it helps.
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jrdunn96

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Location : Cashion, OK
Registration date : 2016-01-01

Re: NEED A GOOD GAS TANK FLUSH PRODUCT

Post by jrdunn96 on Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Here is what Amazon has.Ospho
Same brand I have used, but what I used was green. This looks blue. I'm sure it would be cheaper if you could find it locally. It is phosphoric acid and the shipping is high. I found it at a paint place(don't remember which one).
Jim

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