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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25766

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I have a guy that does great paint work, He's going to repaint my 1300. Issue at hand is the previous owner started to seal the tank with caswell epoxy.
I think the tank could have been cleaner before applying the sealer. What if anything could be used to remove the epoxy, Would xylene disolve it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25767

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I've read of people using acetone (no experience myself).

As an aside, I've used the POR tank kits a few times and they seem to work well. One tank has had the POR kit for more than 20 years and still holding up well.
Hello from Canada's We(s)t coast.

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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25775

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I vouch for P0R-15. As to removing old liner, I've read people using MEK. It's a harsh stuff though!

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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25776

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Greg Davis wrote: I have a guy that does great paint work, He's going to repaint my 1300. Issue at hand is the previous owner started to seal the tank with caswell epoxy.
I think the tank could have been cleaner before applying the sealer. What if anything could be used to remove the epoxy, Would xylene disolve it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated


It may not look "pretty" but judging by Caswell's instructions for gas tank sealing it appears that the tank sealer "prefers" to bond to a rusty appearance surface.
If you're not happy with the finished product, maybe contact Caswell Plating at www.caswellplating.com/contact-us.html for advice.

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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25781

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I 've got some tank sealer remover in the garage haven't tried yet i'll get the name and the suppler tomorrow, bough it a stafford Classic bike show

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Gas tank issue 6 months 3 weeks ago #25785

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HI here the name of the sealer remover ,but like i said i haven't tried it yet :unsure:
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