View Full Version : Fuel Tank Repair
03-24-2006, 06:53 AM
Well I just bought my wife a "Beater" to learn on, but it has a small fuel tank leak. I was thinking of trying some JB Weld (metal tank), but I thought I'd best get some input on this. I was just going to lightly sand, clean then dry before application. Any recommendations?
I had some stuff that I bought years back called metal lab. You can weld it grind it paint it tap it. It was little costly but worked well and would do the job for you. I got it at independent industrial in P.G..
03-24-2006, 09:42 AM
Used JB Weld Stick in Baja a couple of times and worked great. If you have one hole there is probably going to be more in the future. Just plug and go
03-24-2006, 01:04 PM
Fill the tank with WATER and weld away:tup:
I have seen the pro's do this to auto fuel tanks. With the water in the tank there is no chance of fire, just keep the tank completly full all the time.
03-24-2006, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the input everyone. At this point I think I'll decide what to do once I get the tank off and have a look. If it's a seam, I'll probably have it welded. If it's pin holes (for whatever reason), I'll patch it with something like JB or the metal lab.
By the way Ape, thanks for reminding me of that product. In a previous life (aka job) we used it quite a bit. It's good stuff.
04-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Go to "Leekers" in langely. They rock!! My DR 600 tank was like a sieve! No kidding!! They fixed it up -good as new. Actualy better than new as it now has water proof sealant in it.
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