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Old 03-11-2013, 04:19 PM
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Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Default Re: Patching a gas tank

Well, after thinking it was muffler run-off, or I must have spilt gas all over my bike at the gas station, after careful wiping and inspection discovered a crack where my tank rubbed against my frame, up front, top of the groove.

So far I sanded the area, wiped it with acetone, then poured acetone on the crack, then put seal all on it. I used the acetone to make it penetrate the crack better.
Then I am going to sand it a bit again, put some JB weld on it, paint it, then instead of two small strips of innertube, I will use one long strip between the tank and the frame.
I wonder how long that will last, then I will get me self into brazing.
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