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    So is that easier than just putting a bunch of sand in the tank and playing martini shaker with it for a while? That is the way we always used to clean the rust flakes out of car tanks - and it would be a whole lot easier to do with a little motorcycle tank.

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    I went with a por15 tank lining kit eventually.
    The metal prep worked well, as has the liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyshep View Post
    I went with a por15 tank lining kit eventually.
    The metal prep worked well, as has the liner]
    Be interesting to know what the long term results are on that liner. I used the same stuff on a tank, but haven’t had it in there long. Thinking of doing another one.. this time in a new aluminium tank just for a little extra insurance... well just because. Wondering if there is something better out there.
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    I was recommended them from some old guys who use them in old brit bike tanks. Being classics they often sit with fuel in for a while and the liners seem to stop the rust at least, if not the gummy varnish, especially prevalent with ethanol being used more in fuels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyshep View Post
    I was recommended them from some old guys who use them in old brit bike tanks. Being classics they often sit with fuel in for a while and the liners seem to stop the rust at least, if not the gummy varnish, especially prevalent with ethanol being used more in fuels.
    I just bounced the idea of using sealer on an alloy tank off a fellow who has built a few tanks and he sort of gave me a polite kick in the nuts. It’s going to be subjected to a little more vibration than normal, so there is a possibility of a stress crack or two regardless of whether or not it’s lined. He pointed out what fun it would be to repair (TIG) if it had a liner. Makes sense, so going to refrain from using it on this one....and at the end of the day, I guess if it’s designed and welded properly it doesn’t need it..... as in hope Darwin doesn’t come tapping on my timber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    ... in a new aluminium tank ...
    Only thing I would put on that is anodizing if it isn't already.

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