Derusting tank but what's that thing at the bottom.


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RafTheWookie
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Derusting tank but what's that thing at the bottom.

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I'm currently in the process of derusting my GL1100a tank and coating it with POR-15 but saw that there was some ball thing at the bottom. Is this something that can be removed?


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Re: Derusting tank but what's that thing at the bottom.

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Without seeing what you are looking at, it is likely the debris screen over the reserve fuel pickup. Look for a fuel line going from that to the petcock on the inside of the tank. If that is what you are looking at it is not removeable. Just de-rust it as best you can.
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Re: Derusting tank but what's that thing at the bottom.

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best way to remove rust from gas tanks, is Electrolysis

that will clean out the strainers instead of plugging them up, I don't like cream pastes ala por 15

http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/M ... emoval.htm

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/c ... s.3033313/

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/t ... t.3955584/
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Re: Derusting tank but what's that thing at the bottom.

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x2 for electrolysis. i thought it would be another one of those internet disappointments, but when i tried it i was gobsmacked. science works, whether you believe in it or not. ;)


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