Fuel tank cleaning and coating

ONO

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May 1, 2006
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I have the aluminum fuel tank removed from my skiff for some other work on decking / stringer and am Considering having the tank cleaned and possibly coated to ensure a long life once it is reinstalled.

its aluminum , 65 gals , no leaks and In good shape. About 8 yrs old only.

any thoughts on local place to have it cleaned and coated.
coal tar expoxy for protective coating ?
any feedback greatly appreciated
 

pescaloco

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Aug 17, 2005
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You might try Ace radiator for the cleaning and RW little for the coating
Both in San Diego
 

mogambosquid

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Roll on 2 coats of coal tar epoxy and don't foam the tank back in


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invictus

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May 26, 2006
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Waiting for our new outboard, decided to start off right and pull, clean, new sending unit and tar the tank. Thank you for the posts.
 

ONO

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May 1, 2006
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congrats on the new outboard. What are you getting ?



QUOTE="invictus, post: 5354102, member: 13098"]
Waiting for our new outboard, decided to start off right and pull, clean, new sending unit and tar the tank. Thank you for the posts.
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ONO

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May 1, 2006
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mike
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I did not have it professionally cleaned. Inside was very clean, no issues. after empty I flushed with a small amount of gas and vacumed it out.

tank was out only so I could repair a bad stringer. I did coat it with coal tar expoxy discussed earlier in post.