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Old 08-04-2010, 04:02 PM   #31
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Petcocks

Whatever you choose to do, REMOVE the petcocks!
keeping them in and closed will guarantee that any moisture has a place to settle rather than escape.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #32
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Whatever you choose to do, REMOVE the petcocks!
keeping them in and closed will guarantee that any moisture has a place to settle rather than escape.

WORD!
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:40 AM   #33
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I prefer electrolysis for removing rust. No nasty chemicals, no coating needed, gets all the rust, doesn't promote future rust. For storage I use a small cloth bag filled with desiccant in a sealed tank.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:12 AM   #34
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Interesting stuff here. I've been storing my tanks with some oil in them and I turn them over every 9-12 months. I guess maybe it would be better to take the petcocks out and just let them sit?

I worry about the humidity here. It doesn't take long before my boots and gloves are covered with mold -no air conditioning.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #35
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from the Aussies on the good old Bevelheads list

Molasses.

Let a strong solution of molasses sit in that rusty tank for a day or four, pour it out, rinse it well, and it's shiny. Done it. It works.

Better put something oily in there right quick if you live some humid place.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:39 AM   #36
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Just found this thread too, have been looking for the best and cheapest way to manage the rust inside the tank of the FREE BSA D7 I am trying to get back to running.

Thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=654098

Loose rust that I shook out of the tank when I took it off.

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:30 AM   #37
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rusty tank link

Below is a good link that i was going to follow to cure a small leak in my '89 R100GS tank.
Now having read this I'll try the vinegar first and perhaps I wont need the electrolysis

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...ighlight=por15
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:21 PM   #38
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P.s.

how about vinegar and electrolysis together ???
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #39
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I have 3 tanks on the shelf with petcocks and cap off. I don't think they're doing too bad.

I am in the process of stripping and painting a large /6 tank. It is sitting in the "well ventilated" portion of my shop. My brother called me last night to tell me the roof leaked, and where do ya think it leaked? Right on my tank.
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