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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekyman View Post
    MEK is one of the most dangerous chemicals, and no one should be using it !
    "One of the most dangerous", where do you get your info Facebook?
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    MSDS says: "Contains no ingredient listed as a carcinogen"
    http://www.sasoltechdata.com/MSDS/MEK.pdf

    This stuff is too easy to find out to be guessing.

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    Must be confusing MEK with MEKP like I did...

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    http://easycomposites.asia/downloads...P-Catalyst.pdf
    ... the peroxide makes it a little more reactive but still not bad enough to warp your babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekyman View Post
    MEK is one of the most dangerous chemicals, and no one should be using it !
    Well you better stop consuming cheese then. As for being dangerous, what is it that sets it apart from any of the other chemicals found in the average garage? Gas, brake cleaner, paint stripper, paint thinner, toilet bowl cleaner, acetone etc...... You shouldn't breath in the fumes from MEK or get it in your eyes or get it on your skin. Like any chemical it should be handled appropriately and disposed of properly. If you're going to avoid MEK because it's hazardous, then good for you, but then I would recommend you avoid gasoline as well.
    Actually you should be more worried about those little fabric softener sheets that contain benzene.
    "Non urinat in ventum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekyman View Post
    recommending any chemical that dangerous seems irresponsible. no matter what it accomplishes, the risk of cancer isn't worth it.
    Better get rid of your motorcycle and any other vehicles you own.... throw away your clothes while you are at it.
    "Non urinat in ventum"

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    MEK issues:
    https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1258.pdf

    I am sure there are others. Bottom line: try to minimize breathing any chemical soup for longer than absolutely necessary.

    For cleaning out rust, I just poured a couple of gallons of EVAPORUST into a CB160 tank and was surprised at how well it removed rust and flakes from the inside. That particular tank didn't have much flaking or heavy rust so I have no idea how ell it would work on a tank that's just a series of holes, loosely connected with a thin steel skin. Worked better than I had expected. YMMV.

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    I've always just used electrolysis
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    So I was recommended to use stuff by Frost and it worked, not great but a lot better. Wondering whether a liner is best or not, as I've seen they can create issues themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyshep View Post
    So I was recommended to use stuff by Frost and it worked, not great but a lot better. Wondering whether a liner is best or not, as I've seen they can create issues themselves.
    whenever I used wood acid (oxalic acid) and the first treatment didn't do it, I just repeated it once or twice and it looked fabulous.
    One container of wood acid from the hardware store was enough for probably 20 treatments.

    no coating, and probably 3 years later it looks good in there last time I filled gas.

    one thing to remember is to run an inline filter for a while after cleaning the tank. those rust flakes will continue to come off for months.
    Last edited by jcw; 05-10-2019 at 12:04 PM.
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