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Re: old gas tank sealer going soft and gummy

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Stephen Newell

08-05-2012 04:17:52

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What brand of sealant did you use? I've never heard of sealant going bad. I don't think any solvent would touch it. The only thing I can think to even try is to heat the tank with a heat gun and burn the sealant loose. Of course you would have to thoroughly clean the gas out of the tank like you were going to weld on it first.

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36 coupe

09-02-2012 03:18:28

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 Re: old gas tank sealer going soft and gummy in reply to Stephen Newell, 08-05-2012 04:17:52  
Bad advise.Many sealers used alcohol as a solvent.Cork gas tank floats were sealed with shellac.Ethanol will ruin them.My 77 chevy had a Rochester carberator with a plastic float that absorbed gas.Ethanol may attack the plastic.

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09-02-2012 06:38:44

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 Re: old gas tank sealer going soft and gummy in reply to 36 coupe, 09-02-2012 03:18:28  
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Those composite floats used in many GM cars and trucks were a BIG problem LONG before ethanol was introduced. I personally replaced a BUNCH of them while working as a mechanic in the early '70s.

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08-08-2012 06:02:32

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 Re: old gas tank sealer going soft and gummy in reply to Stephen Newell, 08-05-2012 04:17:52  
i have an allis G tank that was sealed many years back.. the new ethanol gas is slowly sofetening the sealer.. i pulled the fuel line the other day and it was packed up to the valve...

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MI-B ill

08-05-2012 09:58:25

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 Re: old gas tank sealer going soft and gummy in reply to Stephen Newell, 08-05-2012 04:17:52  
pre ethanol sealers!

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