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Old 31-08-16, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hi all, I am looking for a brush paint on fuel tank sealant for the tank of my Maytag, the engine base plate forms the tank top so to me the normal available sealants would not be of much use if I need to remove engine from the tank.
There is a product from USA called Red Kote tank sealant but have not been able to find a supplier here and no one will ship it here due to shipping regs.
Has anyone used a similar product with success?,
The tank is cast iron.

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Old 31-08-16, 06:50 PM   #2
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why dont you get it sealed with resin applied in a vacuum.

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Old 31-08-16, 06:59 PM   #3
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Why does it need sealing - Maytag would surely have rejected any casting which was porous to the point of leaking?

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Old 31-08-16, 07:11 PM   #4
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Nick, with engine stood with an empty tank for quite a period there is a possibility that surface rust might form, if you have a look on youtube at rebuilds quite a few of the videos show tank sealant used, so the rust problem is solved. If tank is sealed there will be no need to split engine/tank there for gaskets need not be replaced/made and no way rubbish gets into fuel system causing damage in engine.
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Old 31-08-16, 07:30 PM   #5
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I don't understand your point, if a tank leaks you seal from the inside, if a tank is rusty you paint the outside to stop it rusting, the internals of your tank will stay fresh indefinitely from the fuel vapour purely from denying oxygen.

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Old 31-08-16, 07:33 PM   #6
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Plus the fuel will be 2-stroke mixture and therefore the oil will coat the inside of the tank helping to prevent rust. I also do not understand your point.

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Old 31-08-16, 07:45 PM   #7
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Its something I want to do, after all I was asking for info. for a product not why should I need to do it
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Old 31-08-16, 08:09 PM   #8
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In which case I see no reason why any of the current generation of 'slosh' sealants should not be brushed on if desired.

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I use David's fast glass in all mine seals rust and leaks all in one go
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Old 31-08-16, 10:44 PM   #10
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If the tank is in a good enough state of repair to successfully use an internal tank sealant, why (once the internal sealant is dry) would it affect the paint applied over a suitable primer and undercoat to the outside of the tank?

Please forgive me if I'm showing any lack of knowledge here, as I've not had to use a tank sealant yet.
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