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I've heard these home brewed ways to clean the surface rust out of a tank. Any other ways that might be better?
 

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Chain + solvent + strap tank to jacked up wheel = profit

 

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Elwenil said:
Chain + solvent + strap tank to jacked up wheel = profit

That's ******* great injunearing. :)
 

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OH, that is genius, I was trying to figure out how to tumble the tank. That's got to make some kind of racket though. ;D

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Chain + solvent + strap tank to jacked up wheel = profit

 

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Ok, with work and all the other stuff life is made of, I finally came up with a way to "tumble" the gas tank. Lanty's suggestion is great, but I didn't have a suitable vehicle to use since the TD is the one being worked on. I had a not so great wheel project made from a gear reduction unit and some well used tumbling media from work (never throw anything away). I tipped it on it's side to get the right action and Bob's your uncle. Now, how do I get all the rust powder out of there? Water hose and then a bottle of rubbing alcohol to get rid of the water?

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Nice work!

As for the dust, rinse, dry, repeat.  {cool}
 

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For jerry cans, I throw 1/2 gal of viniger in there, lay it om each side for a day, with a bunch of shaking in between. After all six sides have been done, I rinse it out with water a few times, then throw somee diesel, or oil in there to coat the insides, and prevent further rusting.

If they have the inside painted, and the paint layer is bubbling, then you may need rocks, chain, or something, along with the viniger.

If you are going to paint the inside, remember it has a metal tube connected to the hole in the cap area, that goes across the top, that lets air in while the fuel is poured out. Need to do something to prevent it from getting painted shut.
 

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Mojack said:
Ok, with work and all the other stuff life is made of, I finally came up with a way to "tumble" the gas tank. Lanty's suggestion is great, but I didn't have a suitable vehicle to use since the TD is the one being worked on. I had a not so great wheel project made from a gear reduction unit and some well used tumbling media from work (never throw anything away). I tipped it on it's side to get the right action and Bob's your uncle. Now, how do I get all the rust powder out of there? Water hose and then a bottle of rubbing alcohol to get rid of the water?

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{cool} I wish I would have thought about that when I did the gas tank on the 73 Charger.
 

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Thanks guys, anybody close by are welcome to come use it! {cool}
 
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