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Rust Proofing Gas tank

What is the best way to rust proof a steel tank? It is going on a 78 F-150 and I plan on driving the truck in WI winters some. I picked up a used tank in really good shape and don't want it to rust out right away. It is red currently, do I take the tank down to bare metal? What should I put on it?

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Spraying it with a good primer like an epoxy based will stop rust. But if you don't have a spray gun , you can use a good spray can primer and then coat it with a couple coats of undercoat. The undercoat will make a surface that will help repel stuff being kicked up on the tank and nicking it, then you would have bare metal that would start rust. Most good parts houses have spray undercoat the work well and actually will stay pliable even in cold weather.
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So it sounds like the best option is to do epoxy primer, then paint it and then put undercoat on the bottom? Thanks for the advice.
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