Gas tank cleaning

john cervini /

I need to clean a magnum tank. It has a little rust but the bigger issue is black hard dried old gas/oil. I remember hearing something about pinesol but wanted some other options. Thanks!

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

One or 2 handfuls of 1/2" or 1" drywall screws, shaken not stirred. Pour a few ounces of mineral spirits in there while you're shaking. Rinse, then use some evaporust, rinse again, and fill with premix.

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♣Slew Foot♣ /

I have heard vinegar. Piss. Clr the works. Washing lye.

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Ice cubes melt. Screws, bolts, nuts and the like do not(edited)

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I have found when you finally have it cleaned spotless clean it atleast one more time ...there is still.some hideing somewhere in there

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> Ice cubes melt. Screws, bolts, nuts and the like do not

None of that is needed , unless there's more rust than metal .

You might try this :

https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?6,4160423,4160423#msg-4160423

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

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> Ice cubes melt. Screws, bolts, nuts and the like do not

obviously you remove them when your'e done? i've done this to a dozen tanks, really not hard shaking 99% of them out and using a magnet for the last few.

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Use an old piece of bike chain instead of loose nuts and bolts. Much easier to fish out.

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Or you can go to a paint shop throw a guy $20 and he might let you put sand blasting hose down in there and it would look like inside of new moped tank after.

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I have a few old dog leash chains I toss I the tank and swish around with gas. Works realy well. Easy to just dump out after.

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john cervini /
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I ended up using Pine Sol. I used 2:1 ratio of pine Sol and water. Let it soak for 3 days. No agitation or scrubbing. Dumped and rinsed this morning then dried with a hairdryer. Amazing results. Perfectly clean with zero flash rust!

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Moped Lar (OFMC) /

If you have any Pine Sol left over, my mom used to use it to clean the crap stains off the inside of the toilet bowl. Worked and smelled great!

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It also works good for cleaning ancient carbs . ;)

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I just use the pine cones from the tree in the front yard

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> I just use the pine cones from the tree in the front yard

Maybe a bit more of a mess , but , that might work . LOL

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I often wonder if those paint shakers at the hardware store would work if they could be set on "Low"?

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I got tired of fishing them out 20 years ago at the cycle shop.

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Time is money. When sediment is bad enough then it takes much longer to break up with soaking. Crushed ice will save much time soaking.

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But , Ice costs money , so , what are you ahead ? ;)

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You're ahead time. Time you could be putting it back together and riding.

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I'd have to go find ice at some store or make room in the freezer to make some and then have to wait for ice to form , as we don't keep any ice on hand .

So , how much time is saved ? Heck I could be riding by the time the ice got back from the store . LOL

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up shits creek /

fwiw evaporust works pretty good and its reusable.

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No rinse after the Pine Sol? Surprised there’s no residue afterward

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john cervini /

Rinsed with hot water then put the hairdryer on it. I was absolutely expecting flash rust but I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't. Something I had wanted to try for a while. I think it was mostly varnish, not rust. I would think that any rust in the tank may flash back. Mine appears to have the original coating on it.

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You would of already had ice from a gas station or motel in the time it took you to type out your previous response

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Hmm , closest gas station is a 2 mile trip and motel would be at least twice that , so I don't think your timing schedule would work , for me , where I'm currently located .

Any ice would be half melted by the time I got back . :(

So , there again , all that travel time wasted . ;)

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