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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Central Michigan.
Re: Cleaning A Rusty Fuel Tank
I cleaned an old, hard-to-replace tractor fuel tank a few years ago for a friend. Power washed the inside, plugged up all the holes except the fill. Poured some acetone in the there and counted the number of square head bolts and nuts I put in. Sloshed it all around and dumped it out, counting to make sure the same number came out. After rewashing, I coated the inside with a product called Red Kote. It coated the inside with a rubbery coating that is not affected by today's fuels, holds any other loose particles tight. The fuel bowl has remained clear on friends tractor for about three years now. Red Kote was now pricey and does a GREAT job.