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Old 04-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Removing bad kreem job/ fuel repair shop NE GA

Being the noob that I am, I have no real idea where to start finding a trusted fuel repair shop that works on motorcycles willing to tackle the mess that is my tank. Besides the obvious rust in there, a botched kreem job was done and I wanted to try and see if it can be saved so I don't have to buy a new tank. Wanted yalls opinion before I tried to yellow page it. I live in Athens Ga, 30606 willing to travel up to an hour or so out of my area.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure acetone will remove Kreem. Once that's all out, get a POR-15 kit and re-coat it. Don't get any of the chemicals on the outside of the tank.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure acetone will remove Kreem. Once that's all out, get a POR-15 kit and re-coat it. Don't get any of the chemicals on the outside of the tank.

Gotta find somebody to do that for me. Because I have NOOOO idea what I'm doing.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:28 PM   #4
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Gotta find somebody to do that for me. Because I have NOOOO idea what I'm doing.
It's like putting gas in the tank, only you use acetone instead.
If you've gone for a ride and filled the tank, you've got half of the job covered already.
Maybe find someone local to help you, so you learn how to do it? Somebody showed me the first time, and it was pretty easy to follow.
Though we used some other steps to dissolve the rust after. And shook the tank a lot.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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Go and buy a kreem kit from the motorcycle shop or elsewhere that you can find it and read the instructions it is pretty straight forward, there is solution in the kit that you use to paint the outside of the tank to avoid messing up your paint, and you can call kreem and ask them the removal part of it.

I have a mechanic who just called me about my tank being rust removed, and I will pick it up in the next hour, he is using electrolysis to remove the rust, this has been just over 3 weeks.



Picked up my tank and it is awesome, the tank looks almost good as new, all the rust is pretty much gone.
The prior onwer of this bike had poured muriatic acid inside and then done nothing and it was sitting in a car port rusting away for almost 30yrs when I got it.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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If you find a shop that works on radiators they can usually dip the tank and get it all cleaned up for you, often times preserving the paint on the exterior was well (don't ask me how.)

If you're willing to travel a bit there's a radiator shop on Airport Road between Baldwin and Cornelia (about 35 minutes north of Athens) that cleaned up a tank for a buddy of mine one time:

Williams Radiator
1047 Airport Rd Cornelia, GA 30531
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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Go and buy a kreem kit from the motorcycle shop or elsewhere that you can find it and read the instructions it is pretty straight forward, there is solution in the kit that you use to paint the outside of the tank to avoid messing up your paint, and you can call kreem and ask them the removal part of it.

I have a mechanic who just called me about my tank being rust removed, and I will pick it up in the next hour, he is using electrolysis to remove the rust, this has been just over 3 weeks.
Kreem is obsolete. It's not resistant to today's gas. About the only two liners that will work today are POR-15 or Caswell.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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Side thought, and I'll take any answer that sounds like it may be based on just a little fact...

Since a plastic tank will not rust, what would be the reasoning for coating the inside?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #9
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Side thought, and I'll take any answer that sounds like it may be based on just a little fact...

Since a plastic tank will not rust, what would be the reasoning for coating the inside?
Ask the Ducati crowd, VERY sore and still festering subject.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=796300
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
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I've stripped/sealed some 300 tanks over the last
15 years. It's always been virtually impossible to
install Kreen such that it does not fail, and quite
difficult to remove when it does...

MEK works best, but that's nasty, dangerous stuff to
use, and hard to dispose of once used... It'd be nice
if someone(s) sued Kreem out of business.

I use Por 15, but like getting a good paint job, proper
preparation is vital, or Por 15 can fail too.

There are many types of plastics; some don't deal well
with gasoline and/or alcohol: Google "Ducati tank swelling".
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #11
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I've had a tank done at Apex Cycle in Ellijay (2 hours from Athens). They have a bunch of tank liner failure / repair pictures on their web site http://www.apexcycleshop.com/Tank_Liner_Failure.html.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Thanks msells!
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