Plastic Gas Tank Repair Tips

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Plastic Gas Tank Repair Tips

Post  Bump on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:27 pm

This came up over on the Yahoo Group so I thought I'd post it here too. Anyone who knows more please correct me or add to this.

Here's the information I tracked down last year when I was trying to
repair the tank on my '94 KDX that now makes an aftermarket tank for.

Here's some info on plastic welding:
http://www.plastics mag.com/welding. asp?fIssue= Sep/Oct-01&aid=3337

Here's some goo specific for repairing all gas tanks including plastic:
http://www.caswellp lating.com/ aids/epoxygas. htm

Permatex makes a product specifically for this: Permatex 09100

It can be difficult to find. I don't remember where I bought it but you can get it online here: http://www.capitols upply.com/ ?pg=iview&pid=8501988&cid=AFFCJ&CJAID=2482321

There's another one here but I it doesn't say gas and instead just says all tanks:
http://www.amazon.
com/dp/B000E4FSS Q/ref=asc_ df_B000E4FSSQ835 894?smid=
ADG953YR6NRBF&tag=shopzilla_ rev_1043- 20&linkCode=asn

Personally, I consider all the goo or epoxy finishes to be more of a temporary or emergency repair.

If I recall correctly, the plastic welding ran about $50 - $75 plus shipping here in the states.

When I
lived and worked in the Bering Sea we used this stuff for just about any emergency!
http://www.marinete x.com/

I spoke for almost an hour yesterday with a BRP rider in East London, South Africa and he schooled me on the challenge of getting stuff shipped in. So, trying to be respectful of your situation in Africa ...
Here's a fix that can be done with just a few basic tools:
http://www.ehow. com/how_4690973_ repair-plastic- fuel-tank. html
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Repairing plastic tanks...

Post  wombatpegger on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:31 pm

Thanks for the info BUMP, it is so helpful to have people like yourself distilling knowledge from the various forums for the inmates here. Keep up teh great work. 2 thumbs bow

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fixed mine

Post  seaona on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:45 pm

I fixed mine with j and B water weld - it worked well - though the crack was on the top of tank. give it a full 24 hours to set though....
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