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Old 03-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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Fuel Tank sealer.

I built a steel fuel tank for my project and I was wondering what is the best sealer to use. I've read good and bad things about POR-15, KBS, Casswell, and Red-Kote. Here is my tank, I still need to add the filler neck when I get it mocked up and figure out where in needs to go.


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Old 03-24-2009, 07:23 PM
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I used por15 on an old tank and liked it. That tank looks good. Does it leak ? If not why does a new tank need to be sealed ?
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I never checked to see if it leaks I figured it would need sealed regardless so it doesn't rust.
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Then go ahead and use a sealer and let it dry good. I used the por15 and followed the instructions to the letter ,then did not put any fuel in until I was ready to run the motor and put the car on the road. that way it won't sit in the tank and turn to varnish while waiting for the rest of the car to catch up.
Do you have your pick up tube installed and the guage adjusted . Are they the same component?
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Its going to be fitted with the in tank pump from a Mark VIII which is the reason for the big recessed hole and its all one unit.

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MasterSeries is really good stuff. Cheaper and better than POR-15 according to those whom have used the stuff. I have some I'm going to using on my project once I get to that stage. It's 25 a quart.

http://www.masterseriesct.com/
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Awesome link V8 I just read all the info they had on there sight and from what I see it sounds like some good stuff.
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Awesome link V8 I just read all the info they had on there sight and from what I see it sounds like some good stuff.
No problem!
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HI,
Have you considered sealing the inside of the tank w/Eastwood's tank sealer, & powder coating the outside?
Just a thought,
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I've seen eastwood's sealer, I don't have any experience with any tank sealer so I'm just looking for suggestion or experiences with any of the products. The prices are all pretty much the same I just don't want to have to do it over again if one product isn't up to it. I'm assuming they should all work fine if the tank is prepped properly. I know a lot of the complaints I've read about the coating peeling ect. is probably due to poor prep.
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Hi,
I have used Eastwood's tank sealer, on a 72 Chevy truck I have, tank behind seat, I spent a couple days doing it, today if you
remove the cap & look in you can see the white liner, I did this over ten years ago & still have no leaks.
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PS I sealed it because it was leaking.
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Thanks Rich, that's the kind of info I was looking for. Everything looks good in the beginning but since it has held up for 10 years on your tank I think I'll give it a shot.
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