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Old 10-29-2004, 06:50 AM   #16
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Hey Randy good to hear the patch worked!
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:19 AM   #17
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Thanks Roger.

If any of you guys need to do a similar repair (on cracked or leaking fuel tanks), Pro seal aerospace tank sealant is a two-part polysulfide solution made by PRC/Desoto and is available at some high-end industrial/aerospace outfits. Good luck.
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Old 12-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #18
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Patch kits are great on poly or even fiberglass tanks, but on steel they're usually just a waste of time and $ as you are just chasing the pinholes from the rust. As soon as you fix one spot usually shortly after and usually close to the patch another leak will form.
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Old 01-31-2005, 02:56 PM   #19
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Patch kits are great on poly or even fiberglass tanks, but on steel they're usually just a waste of time and $ as you are just chasing the pinholes from the rust. As soon as you fix one spot usually shortly after and usually close to the patch another leak will form.
My tank is aluminum. Greg, have you patched many tanks? Did your patches on steel tanks all fail close to the repair? :?
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:55 PM   #20
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How many patch kits did you use ????? Did you clean and rough up the tank 1st ? If so that stuff works great. The whole key is in the prep and making sure both the stuff and the catalyst are mixed thoroughly.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:26 AM   #22
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How many patch kits did you use ????? Did you clean and rough up the tank 1st ? If so that stuff works great. The whole key is in the prep and making sure both the stuff and the catalyst are mixed thoroughly.
It really wasn't a patch kit, per se. It was a two-part polysulfide compound; one quart of polysulfide compound and a half pint of catalyzing solution. The polysulfide is black and the catalyzer is white. It is to be mixed with a defined ratio and you should end up with a uniform gray color. It takes a few hours to kick, depending on the environment.

Uh and ... I smeared vaseline all over the affected area before applying the polysulfide goop .... and man, it worked GREAT!!!
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Old 02-04-2005, 07:45 PM   #23
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The vaseline or the patch ??
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