POR 15 tank sealer kit


Performance Bikes (UK) - - Used Stuff - Chris New­big­ging

THE USED tank I found for my RGV was straight but with a coat of sur­face rust threat­en­ing to block carbs for­ever. I’d used this kit from Frost Restora­tions be­fore to good ef­fect, so I went through the process of us­ing the three bot­tles (rust re­mover, cleaner and sealant) to make my tank good for years to come. And it worked... sort of. Largely, it has sur­vived: but this ap­pli­ca­tion didn’t spread and ad­here as ef­fec­tively as be­fore. I sus­pect it’s prob­a­bly my own fault for not quite fol­low­ing the in­struc­tions to the let­ter – maybe it wasn’t fully dried be­tween stages. What­ever, it’s now flak­ing in places (al­though not all over – it seems ethanol isn’t nec­es­sar­ily the is­sue), ex­pos­ing steel which is suf­fer­ing light cor­ro­sion again. It’s no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to re­move: I’m now faced with a dilemma with what to do about a tank with great paint­work but in need of help in­side. I’d be cau­tious about us­ing it again – be bloody dili­gent with the in­struc­tions if you do.

Flak­i­ness is ev­i­dent in many ar­eas

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