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Re: tank liners
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2019, 07:28:56 PM »
I'm not allowed near the appliances since the missus found a cylinder head in the dishwasher  :-[

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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
My Mrs is used to me using the dishwasher as a parts washer, curing painted parts in the oven and washing paint rollers in the washing machine.  It's me that fixes these appliances anyway.
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« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2019, 08:18:48 PM »
fed up now, i have just checked the tank an it was starting to rust again! i had rinsed it with diesel but still rusting. So i cleaned it out again and currently is soaking in the de rusting fluid.
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« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2019, 01:28:33 PM »
For what it's worth.
I have a Tdr250. The tanks of which are notoriously thin.
So I had my tank Chemically stripped.
Then had the inside Nickel plated.
No rust!

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« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2019, 06:09:02 PM »
You should finish off with orthophoshoric acid solution .. The phosphate coating produced prevents flash rusting. I think a lot of tank prep. solutions sold by liner companies include this for that reason
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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2019, 12:57:10 PM »
Ash what concentration would you recommend as i have seen it advertised from 30% to 85%. Is more better?
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« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2019, 01:07:00 PM »
Ash what concentration would you recommend as i have seen it advertised from 30% to 85%. Is more better?

I would think 30% would be easily strong enough Mick
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« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2019, 05:40:17 PM »
thanks Ash will try some. For the moment i have cleaned it out again and swilled with diesel and oil to see what happens.
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« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2019, 04:27:00 PM »
this is getting stupid now, yesterday i cleaned and de rusted and was immaculate, left it overnight with diesel mixed with oil. Today it is very rusty again, so think i will clean again then use the tank liner otherwise i will never get to ride the damn bike.
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« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2019, 05:59:53 PM »
Hard to believe it rust again after flushing with diesel and oil! Do you store it in dry area?
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« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2019, 06:21:11 PM »
Just how deep / thick is this rust Mick?. If the chemicals you have used have removed ALL the rust, there is no way more will form if you put diesel or oil in that tank and swill it around.....its an impossibility.
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« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2019, 10:54:15 PM »
Julie thats why its so frustrating! Its surface rust that forms, mostly on the sides where the diesel runs off. Its hard to take a photo.
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« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2019, 10:58:29 PM »
Julie thats why its so frustrating! Its surface rust that forms, mostly on the sides where the diesel runs off. Its hard to take a photo.
It must be very frustrating Mick. How about filling the tank completely with diesel/ oil. Thinking about it though, anything oil based should stick to the sides, not run off it. It almost sounds like there is something else on the inside of the tank, like a film or coating or something 🤔🤔
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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2019, 09:11:09 AM »
The tank has been washes out with detergant and shaken with nuts and bolts in it then rinsed with water.then de-rusted with flowliner which leaves the metal completely clean and rust free. The thing is, even if the diesel prevents rust while its being stored but when in use the diesel will get washed off then it will go rusty again especially as the bike does not get much use.
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« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2019, 03:34:39 PM »
Mick...I take it you are rinsing the tank out with de ionized water....not tap water 🤔🤔🤔
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