Re: muriatic acid a good idea?

Harry Crank /
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Rust is not only a conductor for electricity but also a harsh abrasive when it contacts moving parts. It is important to clean the rust from the tank to prevent sdamage to your fuel system and your engine.

Muratic acid is a very powerful acid that you do not want on your skin. Also be very careful of the fumes that come from the acid etching the metal. You do not want to breathe these fumes! Being that it is an acid, you should use a base such as baking soda(mixed with water) to nuetralize the acid after cleaning. Then rinse with water, and last with isoprpyl alchol to remove any moisture.

To do it right you can then seal the tank with POR-15 or another gas tank sealer. POR-15 is about $30 dollars for the kit but it is the best! One kit will do about 20 tanks. The only downfall is that it is a two part epoxy sealer meaning that it is has to be used all at one time or it goes bad. So get together with your buddies and do a bunch at one time to save some money.

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  muriatic acid a good idea?Topic by: luke luke 12/16/05 11:01PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Daniel Van Donsel Daniel Van Donsel 12/16/05 11:05PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: See Ya Moped Army See Ya Moped Army 12/16/05 11:06PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Anthony K Anthony K 12/17/05 12:58AM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: ryan ryan 12/17/05 11:57AM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 12/17/05 02:31PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Bill Borglund Bill Borglund 12/17/05 05:42PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: luke luke 12/18/05 08:42PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Legendre Legendre 12/17/05 07:11PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Harry Crank Harry Crank 12/20/05 03:36AM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 12/20/05 10:44PM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: timtune timtune 12/25/05 04:15PM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: Harry Crank Harry Crank 12/27/05 04:05AM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Brett Walker Brett Walker 12/21/05 10:01AM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Rick Rick 12/21/05 04:53PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx 12/21/05 07:04PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: Rick Rick 12/21/05 08:46PM
  Re: muriatic acid a good idea?Re: joe ho joe ho 12/21/05 11:22PM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: thor thor 03/06/06 01:21AM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: brystheguy brystheguy 03/06/06 01:31AM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: thor thor 03/06/06 03:49AM
  Re: Epoxy useRe: Jason Luther Jason Luther 03/06/06 09:11AM
  Phosphoric acid is better -Re: Poodle Head Mikey Poodle Head Mikey 03/07/06 10:47PM

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