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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

I got a new gas tank to replace my old rusted/keyed(vandalized)/sunfaded/scratched older one. It's brand new, never had gas in it. I've read a lot on this site about the '96 to '99 tanks rusting. Should I go ahead and try to rust proof it with something, or just let oxidation run it's course? And if so, what should I use and how?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 09:16 AM
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

you could bung some redex in with the petrol to coat it, and do that every say 10 tank fulls.

not rust then.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 10:06 AM
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

just slap it on and ride by the time it rust out you may not even own this bike. Also look how long most bikes last with out even adding it in
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-28-2002, 11:32 AM
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

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Originally posted by audi1031:
just slap it on and ride by the time it rust out you may not even own this bike. Also look how long most bikes last with out even adding it in
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">yeah i'd agree
take your chances dude,mine rusted after 3 years and i sealed it ,just seems some rust some dont
bang it on and ride [img]graemlins/thumbup.gif[/img]
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2002, 01:38 AM
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

you don't want rust-proofing in your carbs now do you? anyhows, if you keep your tank full, it won't really rust that fast. storage with an empty tank is bad so fill er up b/f storage.
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

Yeah whho rides on a empty tank no how [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: New Fuel Tank: Rust proof it or fuggetaboutit?

Just sealed mines..had been sitting for a long time, but only had a little rust...enough for the bike to act up very seldom. "If it aint broke...dont fix it," that sounds good to me. [img]graemlins/cheers.gif[/img]
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