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    New seat, some other bits, clean shit up and call it good.

    That fairing is the tits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    New seat, some other bits, clean shit up and call it good.

    That fairing is the tits.
    Still say ditch the lowers.
    "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt"

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    So, lots of , disagreement about the fairing. Ok, moving on


    Advice on cleaning, de-rusting and sealing the tank?

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    EvapoRust. If that doesn't work, Ichiban might have a few suggestions.....
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    Caswell makes the best sealer, easiest to work with because you don't need to surgically clean the inside of the tank, it prefers a rusty, rough surface and has "thixotropic"properties holding the sealer to the surface while it cures so it doesn't run down to the bottom and keeps a uniform thickness on the whole inside.
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    Use a length of small sharp link chain to shake loose the rust on the inside, it's easier to retrieve when done than nut/bolts, or screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post

    Use a length of small sharp link chain to shake loose the rust on the inside, it's easier to retrieve when done than nut/bolts, or screws.
    i have found the nuts and bolts can be very easy to retreive from the floor once they've punched through the rusted metal and found their own way out.

    i evaporusted a monster tank and it worked great for the first position, then progressively less as the active agents got used up. i really need two bottles of it at least for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    i have found the nuts and bolts can be very easy to retreive from the floor once they've punched through the rusted metal and found their own way out.

    i evaporusted a monster tank and it worked great for the first position, then progressively less as the active agents got used up. i really need two bottles of it at least for it.
    What size bottles are you buying? I buy in gallons.
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    i bought a big one - is that a gallon? 4 litre to us. i put it all in at once - maybe that was wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    i bought a big one - is that a gallon? 4 litre to us. i put it all in at once - maybe that was wrong?
    It claims you can use it multiple times. I'm surprised it lost any effectiveness on one tank.
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    it didn't do anywhere near as much in the last position as it did in the first. first was amazing, last was still fairly rusty. tank was very rusty.

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