how to fix a puncture in tank

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by skidrow, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. skidrow

    skidrow Adventurer

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    i am sure i am not the first so i punctured my acerbis plastic tank. it is a really small hole about the size of a pen tip. how do i fix it. thanks for the input and saving me some money
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  2. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    Big wood screw with a rubber washer:lol3


    Seriously though,,you can get it plastic welded,,,not sure if that will cause cracking later though at that spot..


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  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Here's 4 ideas:

    - Call Clarke and ask them for a suggestion.

    - Epoxy the hole with fuel proof epoxy, try to hit it from both sides if possible.

    - Take some plastic shavings from another area of the tank and carefully melt (drip) it onto the hole or use a soldering iron to swirl it into the hole.

    - JB weld (similar to the epoxy solution)

    *** make shure it's totally clean ether way
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  4. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Rough it up and put some 2 part Marine-Tex on it.
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  5. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Fuel proof epoxy would be great, JB Weld perhaps. Either way, make sure the tank is empty and clean. Highly highly recommend several rinse cycles with the garden hose.
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