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Old 09-22-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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Default rusted tank

i have a 93 kat 600 that sat for two years outside, tge inside of the tank has a substantial amount of rusting, what can i do? do i need a new tank?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Try this link. Cyberpoet has a link in there to a good write up and dealing with rust in your tank.


http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=88504&page=2

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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Follow CyberPoet's instructions and then keep it in a garage!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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I highly recommend the POR-15 route as well. I use it in brand new sheetmetal tanks I build and I also use it to repair those old rusty Kat tanks I come across
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #6
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CyberPoet's How to repair your rusty motorcycle gas tank and preventing future rust

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Old 09-26-2008, 12:26 PM   #7
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No POR-15. No Kreem Kit. No Sea Foam. TO get the tank back to original without adding something that will eventually break down due to how harsh gasoline is and then go back into your carbs all over agian. Start out with just getting the rust out and back to clean metal. How well then I have two methods for you. I found a shop that splits tanks and sandblasts the two halves. They then reweld and blast spray outside with primer. Inside is oiled for shpiment purposed to you so no flash rust. If you cannot find anyone to do this then just send the tank to me. I can remove all rust with no problem. No Additives here. Works everytime. Trust.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #8
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I used kbs, its about 10 bucks cheaper than por15, and its pretty similar. it has a metal finish at the end of the steps, no problems yet. i haven't heard really great stuff from kreem, so i didn't bother. either go that route or get it glass beaded. around here they'll do it for 75 bucks. or you could get a bottle and place it on top of the kat instead of having a tank!
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:31 PM   #9
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No POR-15. No Kreem Kit. No Sea Foam. TO get the tank back to original without adding something that will eventually break down due to how harsh gasoline is and then go back into your carbs all over agian. Start out with just getting the rust out and back to clean metal. How well then I have two methods for you. I found a shop that splits tanks and sandblasts the two halves. They then reweld and blast spray outside with primer. Inside is oiled for shpiment purposed to you so no flash rust. If you cannot find anyone to do this then just send the tank to me. I can remove all rust with no problem. No Additives here. Works everytime. Trust.
So you're telling me you don't put anything inside of the tank to seal it. That's hilarious. What do you think is going to happen to the inside of the tank when the oil is washed away by gas and then condensation forms? I'd love to hear this one.

You said you have two methods. What's the second one?

Bottom line: there's more than one way to remove the rust from inside a gas tank and I would choose splitting the tank and then rewelding it back together as a last resort ( ie there wasn't another gas tank available on planet earth AND I couldn't physically make a new tank myself). But then what happens to the metal after the rust is removed? You have to put a sealer of some kind on it.
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Had to search for this link.

http://www.cookhaus.co.uk/vinegar/index.htm
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