HOW TO REMOVE RUST FROM A FUEL TANK

HOW TO REMOVE RUST FROM A FUEL TANK

“HOW DO I REMOVE RUST FROM A FUEL TANK?” IS ONE QUESTION WE GET A LOT

Rust Remover Soak will remove rust from any type of fuel tank. Its just the application method that varies.

Removing rust from fuel tanks is a very easy process with Rusted Solutions Soak. The Soak will not damage good metal, good paint and is odourless. The Rust Remover Soak also does not leave a residue behind. Which could flow into your fuel system. Application methods will vary if the tank cannot be removed during the process. Please contact us if this is the case, we can discuss the options. Don’t forget to keep the Soak. It will have plenty of rust removing life left in it, after the tank is clean.

PRECAUTIONS

If the tank has seams, place it into a tub while removing the rust. With heavily rusted tanks it is possible. That the rust has penetrated through even though, it may look sealed initially.

REMOVE THE TANK/PREPARATION

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Remove any sender units, pickups and stopcocks etc and bung the holes. Give the tank a good flush with degreaser and a pressure washer. For heavy rust where possible place. Some large screws in the tank with the degreaser, shake it to assist with dislodging. Some of the rust and old oil etc. Make sure to count the screws before popping them in . Remove the degreaser and save it, flush the tank with water then onto the next step.

FILL THE TANK WITH RUST REMOVER SOAK

The amount of “Soak” required will depend on the size of the fuel tank. Whether you can rotate it during the process. Pop in the Soak and let it sit for an hour. Tip the Soak into a bucket or container then flush the loose rust out with water. Rotate the tank (if not full) and repeat as required. Of course being able to just fill it makes the process a lot easier. The product is re-usable so it will have plenty of life left in it after the tank is clean. In some cases old oil can be trapped in the layers of rust. If you do not notice a considerable change between flushes go back to step one. You can just leave the product in there overnight without the hourly flush. It will reduce the lifespan of the product due to more rust being absorbed into it.
 

ALL RUST HAS BEEN REMOVED

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Once the tank is rust free, dry it. Depending on the type of tank you can use a heat gun but be careful if there is paint present. You can also dry the tank using a 50/50 mix of hot water and metho. That will evaporate the moisture from the tank once its tipped out.

If the tank doesn’t leak then you can fill it with fuel. If it is going to sit for a while pop in some oil and rotate the tank to coat the surface. Flush the oil out with a bit of fuel later.