Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

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Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

Post by FreighTer Jim » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:40 pm

This guy had great results with this product.

These instructions are for a Model A but the procedure about how to flush the tank should be the same.

I am not sure if you can use the mentioned product more than once.


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Re: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

Post by tdump » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:51 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rust911-UltraC ... 2f348e7d35

Um,may be a viable alternative to sandblasting and such for alot of parts.I think I read something about the 16 gallons would clean 600 pounds of metal?
I don't have much knowledge of chemistry. But lets say i wanted to clean the lock rings for a TT rim, would this chemical be safe as far not affecting the metal? What about springs? I guess you could put some in a plastic pan and turn a T engine block upside down in the tub over night and clean the water passages really well.Might even help unstick parts like the valves and pistons on a rougher block?
The possiablitys are endless if it won't hur the metal. I would think maby check to see if babbit is another concern?
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Re: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

Post by Richard G » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:34 pm

BE CAREFUL, HAVING,WORKED ON MORE THAN A FEW A-FORDS, UP HERE IN THE HILLS THEY GOT THE CRAP BEAT OUT OF THEM, AND STILL THEY COME BACK FOR MORE, THE MODEL A STEERING WHEEL POST IS CONNECTED TO THE GAS TANK , INSPECT THIS VERY CLOSE, I HAVE SEEN TWO THAT LEAKED THERE BECAUSE OF RUST MAKING THIS SPOT VERY THIN. THE TANK YOU SPEAK OF HAS HAD A HARD LIFE I WOULD SAY. THERE USED TO BE A PRODUCT CALLED SLOSH THIS WOULD COAT THE INSIDE AFTER CLEANING, IT WORKED BUT AFTER A WHILE IF WOULD FLAKE OFF AND PLUG THE FILTER. SNAP ON MADE A CAMERA ON THE END OF A LONG FLEX PIPE, YOU COULD PEEK IN FOR A LOOK SEE. GOOD LUCK


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Re: Removing Rust From A Gas Tank

Post by Mark Osterman » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:43 pm

I plugged the bottom of my original tank and then poured in about 5 lbs of bbs. Then poured in hot water and detergent. I capped the tank and rolled it around for about 45 mins. Then I emptied the tank and rinsed with several changes of water followed by a gallon of 95% grain alcohol and allowed to dry. Then I sprayed a little kerosene in there since it would have been a few days before I installed it and filled with gas. Have never had any trouble since installation.

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