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Offline sharkoilfield

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Evapo-Rust
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:58:17 AM »
I want to throughly clean out some light surface rust inside my 1974 XLCH gas tank; I'd like to try soaking with Evapo-Rust. I'm sure a liquid chelator will reach into the pressed seams better than a handful of nuts...anyone try this stuff? Of course, I intend to finish with a Kreem treatment

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 02:12:37 PM »
use the hand full of nuts first and then the evapo treatment

Offline ghostrider

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 05:11:37 AM »
I used some on an oil tank with light surface rust inside and it did an amazing job.

Offline JW113

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 06:18:56 PM »
I was lazy. I took a tank to the radiator shop, had them clear out the rust and line with Red Coat. I'm a little leary of Kreem, seen it fail too many times. Maybe the changed the formula for oxygenated gas though.

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Offline Appowner

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 07:08:05 AM »
I used some on an oil tank with light surface rust inside and it did an amazing job.

What was the time frame from rust to not?

I have spoke wheels and of course there's always light rust trying to get started.  I was thinking of getting the Gel version and brush it on then hose it off followed by some form of protection.

Offline fbn ent

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 07:47:19 AM »
I was lazy. I took a tank to the radiator shop, had them clear out the rust and line with Red Coat. I'm a little leary of Kreem, seen it fail too many times. Maybe the changed the formula for oxygenated gas though.

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X2 on that ^^^^^^^ When Kreem fails, it is a REAL mess !!
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Offline ghostrider

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 08:40:45 AM »
I used some on an oil tank with light surface rust inside and it did an amazing job.

What was the time frame from rust to not?

I have spoke wheels and of course there's always light rust trying to get started.  I was thinking of getting the Gel version and brush it on then hose it off followed by some form of protection.


I left it overnight, but I think a few hours would have been enough. Its expensive but well worth it. 

On the gas tank sealer thing,   Caswell makes a great product that is easy to apply yourself.

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 07:43:17 PM »
Well; got the Evapo-rust, but now I need a tank liner solution in hand BEFORE I do the rust removal. I know a couple of local bike restoration experts; will have to canvass them in the next day or so...want this all wrapped up before spring arrives way up here...

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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 08:16:56 PM »
How is it on paint?
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Re: Evapo-Rust
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 02:03:26 PM »
This is where i get the Caswell tank sealer,   https://emeraldcoatings.com/gas-tank-sealer-kits-canada/

I havnt used evaporust on painted areas, but i think they say its safe.