Fuel Mixture Rusty gas tank

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Ronen, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Ronen

    Ronen New Member

    I bought a new chrome 2L gas tank
    from eBay and it said that
    there may be some rust
    and there is really
    a mild thin layer of rust inside.

    Is it ok to use it that way because
    I have a fuel filter anyway
    Or I need to clean it and If
    Yes how to do it in basic way?
    Thanks, Ronen

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    you can leave it if you like, but if cleaning it makes you feel better there are two main ways to do it

    quick and dirty way is to cram it full of gravel, shake it around so it knocks the rust off the walls, pour the gravel out, and then rinse the tank with alcohol. or you could brew some strong tea in the tank, let it sit for a day or two, then dump the tea out and rinse with alcohol.
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I have a can of old nuts & bolts that I dump in with a bit of gas - shake well and dump out - a magnet gets any that get stuck inside.
  4. smi481

    smi481 New Member

    Rust removal techniques vary widely, from putting gravel into the tank
    to loading the tank with nuts and bolts and shaking. But luckily, there
    are modern products that bring rusty gas tanks to usable condition safely.

    We always worry about shaking metal screws, chains, etc in a gas tank that
    has some gas, or gas fumes remaining inside.

    We have found that Metal Rescue works very well, is easy to use and is
    NOT flammable. It is one of several new products that clean tanks or
    other rusted parts without worry.

  5. Ronen

    Ronen New Member

    OK, I will try with gravel at first and hope it does well!!
    Thanks, Ronen