Originally Posted by Andyinhilo
I would highly recommend a heavy duty epoxy for this repair. That way you wont have burned paint and the possibility of explosion. I had a pal that ruined a beautiful original Z1 tank, after a week of airing it out then filling with water and airing again, when he tried to weld it, whoomph! It cracked the paint all around the seams, and expanded enough that it no longer fit right.
The best thing to use is a product caled Marine-Tex, available at boat and marine supply stores. It will do the job, no worries, and you can do it yourself.
Wow, I didn't realize the risk of explosion was so great, even after taking precautionary steps.
There are no boat/marine stores near me that I am aware of(I will double check though), is there a comparable product that I might find at Home Depot or an auto parts place?
Another thought is JB Weld... seems like it might be perfect for this application... thoughts?
I'm desperate to patch this up ASAP... riding a bicycle everywhere is real pain...!