Enjoy your FJ
Started by Old Rider, November 02, 2020, 02:06:05 PM
Quote from: Motofun on March 14, 2021, 07:50:51 AMMethyl Ethyl Keytone should do the trick. It is NASTY stuff. Use it outdoors, wear gloves and a paint respirator.PS...protect the exterior paint.
Quote from: Motofun on November 07, 2021, 08:31:06 AMMEK, methyl ethyl keytone will remove the old liner. It is nasty NASTY stuff. Do it outside and wear rubber gloves and activated carbon respirator....or just get someone you really don't like to do it......Sfter you clean the tank, I've had very good results with Caswell tank liner. It's a 2 part epoxy. The only gripe I have is it's fairly thick and difficult to fully drain after coating the interior. I drained it on my gravel driveway and for several years had a nice epoxy spot that was impervious to anything!
Quote from: ribbert on November 08, 2021, 07:33:22 AMThe incidence of rusty tanks is only going to get worse. An idea I considered was a plastic tank with the original fitted back over the top once the bottom had been cut out of it, so it becomes a decorative cover over the actual plastic one underneath.With 6500 members someone must work in a related industry and can advise on the practicality of such an idea.Noel
Quote from: red on November 08, 2021, 09:57:29 AMQuote from: ribbert on November 08, 2021, 07:33:22 AMThe incidence of rusty tanks is only going to get worse. An idea I considered was a plastic tank with the original fitted back over the top once the bottom had been cut out of it, so it becomes a decorative cover over the actual plastic one underneath.With 6500 members someone must work in a related industry and can advise on the practicality of such an idea.NoelNoel,Old rider wrote:Noel:I like the idea stuffing a plastic tank inside but it will for sure hold less fuel and may be difficult when filling at the gas station making anon leaking seal between fillercap and plastic tank.Then there is the fuelsender that must be modified.Red wrote:Not sure if that approach will be valid for many riders, but I could see inflating a thick "balloon" of hot (fuelproof) plastic inside a hot tank, to create a custom-lined and durable inner tank. You may need small holes pulling a vacuum at the far corners of the tank to get the maximum of volume inside the existing tank, but some minor loss of tank volume should not be a deal-breaker there. Seal the inner and outer tanks together at the inlet and outlet openings, and it's done. No welding.My US$.02 worth . . .
Quote from: gdfj12 on November 08, 2021, 12:16:22 PMNoel,The material of the tank being steel makes it a very repairable item.If/when my FJ tanks get to the point of rusting bad enough to need fixing I will be looking at stripping all of the paint off & removing the rust to see what's left. From there I would most likely weld in patch panels where needed. I would then see about using either one of the epoxy based coating systems or trying to use electroless nickel plating to thoroughly coat the interior of the tank. Of course then prepping the outside and repainting it. That's if there are no stock tanks available in decent shape left to buy somewhere.George gdfj12
Quote from: T Legg on November 08, 2021, 05:26:53 PMHow do you not at the same time nickle plate the outside. It might look nice. Kind of like an old BSA .
Quote from: Domino on November 09, 2021, 03:24:19 AMOld Rider, the 98 octane fuel sold by Shell in Norway contains max .5% ethanol, according to the specifications published on their website. So it should be fairly safe to use. Of course, you can always add a dl or two of two stroke oil to the tank before putting the bike away for the winter to help prevent rust.