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gas tank problems

in the middle of pullin an all nighter last night I found some rust on my gas tank, and on further inspection I have no idea how it wasn't leaking. I hit it with a wire brush and it fell through.... I know I can fix the hole back up, well holes, but what do I use to coat the inside?
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Old 08-31-2003, 11:46 AM
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Never have used it but POR-15 has a fuel tank repair kit, http://www.por15.com/product.asp?productid=316 or fuel tank sealer http://www.por15.com/product.asp?productid=163. But it might be better to invest the 50 bucks into pulling the tank and taking it to a repair shop.
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already have the tank out and some of it pulled apart. I'm gonna weld up the holes. That's not a big deal. I was cleanin it out a little bit ago and had it catch on fire and singe the hairs off my right hand.... I'll let it sit for awhile before i go back to workin on it.
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I got to admit you got balls to weld on that gas tank. I suppose it's safe now if it already caught on fire and burned off the fumes. I'd run a some car exhaust into it anyway and fill it with some inert gas (but not from a car running too rich of course), or some CO2 (MIG welder or fire extinguisher). Good luck and be safe.
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I'm gonna fill it with water a couple times and make sure it's all washed out first.
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I think Craig (Camp 914) Laughlin in Portland has an unrusted one (or more) if you decide yours is too far gone.
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well I'm goin to a swap meet down there I think he's gonna be at next weekend, so I'll know by then whether mine's worth saving or not, and I guess it depends on his price.
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The Por 15 tank restoration kit works as advertised. I did mine last year with good results but the job is a bit messy. If you have the opportunity to buy a good used tank, this might be a better/quicker option.

You'll spend about $50 on the restoration kit and two days between cleaning, etching, application and cure times.

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Fuel tank availble Sept. 6th SUNSET Porsche swap meet. $50.00
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if it's as nice as said I'd like it. Just got done welding it all up, and it's ok, but if the coating stuff's gonna be that expensive I might as well buy yours.
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I will bring it with me to the swap meet. You can decide when you see it, holds fuel and it doe's not have rust spots.
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