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I cleaned the tank out this evening. Dropped a couple of pieces of chain in and sent it for a ride in the cement mixer......kinda redneck McGuyverish I guess but it worked to loosen up any loose gunk. Then I drained it and took the pressure washer to it. Then dropped chains back in with water and a good amount of Dawn dishsoap then back to the cement mixer. Once done there I rinsed it a good few times with the pressure washer. Then drained it as best I could and stuck a heat gun in it until completely dry. It looks pretty good after all that. I will see how it holds up and consider Por-15 or something like that. I have an old tractor that someone used it on and I'm not sure if they did something wrong but it started flaking off and for a couple of years I had to pull off the sediment bowl on a regular basis to clean it out. I think if I use it regularly, and keep fresh gas in it, it should be ok.
 

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the tank metal has to be super clean as in no oil or gas film..
that is why they acid etch it..

before all of the crazy stuff i would to have said to use 99% booze to dry out the oil..
now days finding any is tricky...

acetone works well.
make sure you glove up for it.

and yes it eats any plastic too.
 
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