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Posted - 06/18/2014 :  09:34:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Triumph Daytona T100 R and the inside of the tank is very very. I had it coated about 6 or 7 years ago but this has since failed.
Does anyone know of any companies who can be trusted to carry out this procedure again on the tank?


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Posted - 06/18/2014 :  18:30:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wouldnt be to worried about a bit of rust.
The main thing is that the tank doesnt leak. The sort of coatings you mention dont last. If you put a handfull of nuts and bolts into the tank with quarter of a tank of gas and shake it then empty you will get rid of the larger rust chips. make sure that your gas taps have filters on them and maybe an in line filter and it should be fine. Scott
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Posted - 07/27/2014 :  21:11:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I flushed out my tank with gasoline then poured it full with "Metal Rescue" and it worked quite well. However it wasn't real real rusty.

1970 T120R
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Posted - 08/07/2014 :  05:19:49  Show Profile  Visit Grumpy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Metal rescue i have not heard off.............
Personel opinion but if it was mine, Scott says, put a good big handfull of nuts in it, gas tap back on and shake the crap out of it over a couple of days. Takes a couple of days as after 10 minutes you will be to tired, leave it an hour then come back and give it another 10 minutes.
Once well shaken flush out with Kero or parafin or similar.
Pressure test for holes and repair if any.
Do not use a tank sealer, it does not last indefinitly and when it does start to break down it is all hell to clean out.
Fit inline fuel filters and you should have no trouble.


1938 5T Replica
1966 T100 Cafe racer
1959 T20 Cub (in captivity)
Oh and one modern of another marque

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