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Jakebancroft
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I was patient and followed every instruction for the cleaner, rust remover, and sealer. Pictured is what the outcome was for the tank sealer. It's almost like it cured too fast to evenly coat the entire tank. I sat for 30 minutes slowly rotating the tank and let what excess I could drain out then continued rotating the tank. It seems to harden up right after draining the excess. One side looks very runny and has signs of small bubbling. The other side only has a thin coat of sealant. Process was done at the correct temperatures and done step by step very carefully and patiently. By the looks of the pictures is this cause to have to strip and attempt to re-seal the tank? Very bummed and I'm not rolling in dough and sold enough on the product to shell out another $50. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Your tank looks great! Good job. Please do not allow yourself to be bummed.

 

The Tank Sealer is tested and designed to protect the inside of your tank and that is exactly what you have. You have identified some cosmetic issues, but the Tank Sealer is simply not designed to be a cosmetic coating especially doing it this time of year with the high humidity.

 

The "thin coat" that you describe is most likely the same thickness as the rest of the coating in the tank, but because the Tank Sealer is slightly pigmented by design, the pigment can settle in one area of the tank and the resin that is left is transparent giving the allusion of a "thin coating".

 

The micro bubbling will not be a problem as those areas will completely cure hard after 96 hours.

 

To reiterate, most of the cosmetic things that you are seeing are caused by high humidity which is prevalent over most of the country this time of year. Again, these are purely cosmetic and will not affect the performance of the Tank Sealer in any way.

 

Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thank you for choosing KBS Coatings.

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In general, we recommend powder coating before sealing the inside of the tank just in case your powder coater runs the oven at more then 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

But, that said, we have had many customers over the years successfully powder coat their tank after they have sealed the inside of the tank with KBS Tank Sealer.

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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