Fuel tank de-rusting and repair

We repair and work on all types of fuel tanks

  • Motor vehicles
  • Motorcycles and other scooters
  • Trucks
  • Lawnmower
  • Industrial equipment
Motor cycle fuel tank
Re-paring a motorcycle fuel tank

Methods of rust removal:

Depending on the need we have various options of rust removal

Heated caustic soda bath:
The rusted tank is first cleaned from all dirt; then it is the submerged in the heated caustic soda solution. Keeping that bath heated is expensive that is why we are one of the few workshops still offering this de-rusting method. This is  the preferred method  but is not recommend when you want to keep your paint job perfects such as motorcycle tank

  • The advantages of caustic soda rust removal is
  • The process is relatively quick acting
  • Caustic Soda does not attack iron or steel base metal
  • Does not leave a highly active surface
  • Can also remove paint and grease
  • Effective for deep rust removal

Please note hot Caustic soda alkali is very corrosive, dissolving soft metals such as aluminium, its use is restricted to iron and steel parts only.

Electrolysis rust removal

With electrolysis for rust removal you are not abrading the object  and removing metal. It’s better for the object, especially if you’re concerned about its value. Electrolysis provides a very easy way to get rust out of an objects nooks and crannies.

Electrolysis is a process that uses the power of electricity to split elements and compounds. An electric current is passed between a negatively charged electrode called a cathode and a positively charged electrode called an anode. This electric current breaks the bonds that hold the substances together.

This works well for motorcycle tanks, the process is a slower than the caustic but you don’t have the risk of damaging your paint job.


Grid blasting

Grid blasting is a commonly used technique in the world of surface preparation. It involves the use of a high-pressure stream of abrasive material that is directed onto a surface through a grid of small holes. The grid is designed to evenly distribute the abrasive material across the surface, which helps to ensure that the entire surface is properly cleaned and prepared for further treatment or coating. Grid blasting is often used in industrial settings where large surfaces need to be cleaned or treated, such as bridges, tanks, and pipelines. It is an effective and efficient method for removing rust, paint, and other contaminants from surfaces, and is widely considered to be one of the best methods for surface preparation.

Fuel tank repair:
Fuel tank repair is the process of fixing any damage or leaks in a vehicle’s fuel tank. A fuel tank is an essential component of any automobile that stores the gasoline or diesel fuel required to power the engine. As a result, any damage or leaks in the fuel tank can lead to a loss of fuel, reduced engine performance, and even potential safety hazards. Fuel tank repair can include anything from patching small holes to replacing the entire tank. The repair process typically involves draining the fuel tank, removing it from the vehicle, and then assessing the extent of the damage before determining the best course of action. It is important to have any fuel tank issues addressed promptly to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle.

Relining fuel tanks with plastisol

Relining fuel tanks with plastisol is a process used to repair and refurbish old or damaged fuel tanks. Plastisol is a liquid vinyl material that can be applied to the interior of the tank, creating a seamless and corrosion-resistant barrier. This process is commonly used in industries such as automotive, aviation, and marine to extend the life of fuel tanks and prevent leaks and contamination.

The relining process typically involves draining the tank of all fuel and cleaning it thoroughly to remove any debris or rust. The tank is then prepped by sandblasting or acid etching to create a rough surface for the plastisol to adhere to. Once the tank is properly prepped, the plastisol is mixed and applied to the interior of the tank using specialized equipment. The plastisol is then cured at a high temperature to create a durable and long-lasting lining.

Relining fuel tanks with plastisol offers several advantages over traditional tank repair methods. It is a cost-effective solution that can save businesses time and money by avoiding the need to replace entire tanks. It also eliminates the need for welding or soldering, which can be dangerous and time-consuming. Additionally, the seamless and corrosion-resistant lining created by plastisol reduces the risk of leaks and contamination, ensuring safe and reliable operation of the tank.

Overall, relining fuel tanks with plastisol is a proven and effective method for repairing and refurbishing old or damaged fuel tanks. It offers a range of benefits, including cost savings, increased safety, and improved longevity, making it an ideal solution for businesses in a variety of industries.




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