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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 13 June, 2017, 19:52:18 »
 :)

I'm with you on most of this except at the mo I'm really only experimenting to see what can be done most easily. I don't think at this st ag e that I really would go down the rechrome line. If I do then I'll take it to "my guys" and have the full job done. Not the way I really wish to go with a buckshee tank. I'll keep you posted, might even try to copper it myself now you've put it in my mind.

Mike ;D

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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 13 June, 2017, 10:05:49 »
 :D

Thanks dean. Might go to that eventually but the external pitting would make a re chrome very difficult.

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: useless brakes on classic bikes?
« on: 12 June, 2017, 14:06:54 »
 :)

I don't think the brakes were ever a problem providing you were aware of the vehicle braking capability and rode it within the constraints imposed by it.

Mike

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Twins / Re: A50 clutch
« on: 11 June, 2017, 10:33:52 »
Hi :)

Whats the cost.????????

Mike ;D

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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 11 June, 2017, 10:29:17 »
 :)

I took a wire brush to the side of the tank yesterday and a large area of old chrome came away. Underneath was a couple of square inches of "quite serious" pitting. Its impossible to tell how deep this is in relation to the wall thickness.

So bearing in mind this is an out of use tank I have decided to cut a piece out of the bottom so I can check out the inside. There are a couple of dings that I can deal with properly at the same time. Then I think maybe the way to go will be to lead fill the pitted area to give it a bit more body than filler. In one place there appears to be a very small rust hole which may need a spot of brass.

I'm definitely feeling my way with this one, so who knows: - perhaps I'll just end up with a scrap tank that was scrap from the day I found it. Tuff

Mike ::) 

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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 09 June, 2017, 17:27:14 »
Hi :)
Yes I'm aware of the "vagaries" of WD40 but this will only be for a week or so with luck. Then once its been in the tub agen I've got to completely re do the outside anyway. The chrome is flaking so I'll probably clean the flake and then paint it. We'll have to see what the primer comes out like. Probably use a seriously high build primer to fill the flaking affect.
Don't know yet as I really don't have any need for this tank at the moment so basically experimenting. I'll keep any interested parties here in the loop. AND if it all turns to worms I'll tell you that as well

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / petrol tank
« on: 09 June, 2017, 14:39:41 »
 :)

Just taken it out of the rust tank and in the process of rubbing the residual rust off and drying. When its completely dry on the outside I'll give it a quick coat of rust inhibitor (WD40) then let inside dry completely.

After a couple of weeks,,when its bone dry internally I'll get about a foot of 1/2" chain on a longish string and use it to scrub the inside and clean out any final bits that may be stuck to the corners.

Then another 24 hours in the bath to complete the job.

After that see what needs doing to make it look like a beesa tank again.

All takes time.

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 22:03:47 »
Hi Dean.

No its washing soda chrystals. or called Kitchen Soda.

Got this lot at the Coop about 500gm 1.20 or so. Just a big handful in water. Never considered actual water quantity.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 14:09:12 »
Wow. That worked but but but????????? next?? that's in the lap of the gods.
Mike.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 14:06:14 »
hi

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 13:48:32 »
 :)

Rebuilding broken fins.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 12:48:16 »
Got that wrong then.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 12:47:33 »
Here we go then

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 10:21:43 »
That didn't work then try agen. New PC cant get the size right. Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!! I'll go back to bed until the grandchildren come out of school then get one of them to do it.

Mike 8)

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The Star and Garter / Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 10:16:55 »
 :)

Hi
I am trying to post some pics of derusting a petrol tank with the battery charger method. Being a bear of very small brain anything is likely.

Here goes

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