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77 hood/gas tank

Postby rterry » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:30 am

I tried cleaning my 77 gas tank and put red coat in it , what a mess, any ideas on how to get it out? i do not recommend this to anyone also will pay for a good tank and hood for a long stripe.
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Re: 77 hood/gas tank

Postby Rob in NH » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:37 am

i would try rinsing it with lacquer thinner or acetone to get the redcoat out.
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Re: 77 hood/gas tank

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:08 am

MEK dissolves Redkote. Ed
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Re: 77 hood/gas tank

Postby tst » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:43 am

clean the tank with muriatic acid, after its clean rinse with baking soda so the acid does is neutalized
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Re: 77 hood/gas tank

Postby Eugene » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:02 am

What was the problem with Red Kote?

I have used Red Kote in about 6 fuel tanks with good success.
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Re: 77 hood/gas tank

Postby Rudi » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:15 am


Agree with Ed, MEK will dissolve Red Kote. Also agree with Eugene. I have had 2 tanks done and friends have had a couple done and Red Kote is great stuff. Course, I have it done professionally and that way I don't have to deal with the smell or the compounds and I don't have to worry about a mess. Red Kote can be applied by folks like us provided we follow the manufacturers directions.

If you must to it yourself, I would clean the tank with MEK .. then once the tank is properly clean - reapply according to the directions.
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