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Fuel Tank Not Coating Well ... panicing ...


MikeRegan
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I followed the 3 step system for my fuel tank meticulously over the past few days. The tank seemed to be etched well and was a powder white color thoughout. I followed every step to a "T" and made sure it was absolutely dry between steps. This morning put the Gold Standard tank sealer in and slowly rolled the tank around for about an hour and drained it. Since there are many baffles in the 20 gallon tank I continued to roll it slowly for the next 3 hours. Just pulled the caps off the pick-up and sending unit holes and found quite a large pool still in the tank. I drained this out and got about half a quart out!? I didn't expect to get much at all since the kit is designed only for a slightly larger tank. It also seems that the sealer isn't coating very well and just running off the inside of the tank? It is difficult to tell though since the inside of the tank is near the same color as the sealer. I thought after this amount of time and continuous rolling that it should be coated and set up to some extent. Since I had the tank sealed up while rolling is the lack of air flow keeping it from curing? Please tell me I am just being paranoid and with continued rolling it will cure just fine.


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Mike,


It is very normal to get half of the quart back out on a 20 gallon tank. That should not alarm you.


When you say the sealer seems to be running to the inside, I would imagine that is just the pigment (silver) and not the resin.


At this point, you could attached a shop vac to an opening to get some air flowing through the tank. This is aid the curing process.


You can find complete instructions for the Gold Standard Gas Tank Sealer here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Gold-Standard-Tank-Sealer-Information-Instructions_ep_39-1.html


You can also find the Fix-It Guide which will help you quickly identify the causes of and the recommended solutions for the most common issues that could occur with Tank Sealer here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/fix-it-guide-tank-sealer.html


You can also find Instructional Videos here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/KBS-Videos_ep_90-1.html


You can also find Tank Sealer Flow Charts here: http://www.kbs-coatings.com/Flow-Chart--Tank-Sealer_ep_88-1.html


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Thank you very much for the reply! The tank sealer now seems to be curing just fine and even in places where I didn't think it was covering it looks shiny in the flashlight so I think all is well. There may be a few very small spots that for some reason didn't get coated, but it is very hard to tell. Next week I'll fill it up with gas and see how everything goes!


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