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Ok here is the deal.

I'm putting the YSR back together and have discovered that the gas tank is rusted something fierce on the inside. So I bought the Kreem combo kit from Bikebandit.com. However, when the bottles shipped, one of them leaked just enough to wash out the directions. The directions are unreadable. I've notified Bikebandit.com and they cannot help me. The recommended I Google for the directions...yeah thanks.:rolleyes:

Anyway, has anyone ever Kreemed a gas tank before that can help me? I think I know what I'm doing, but have never done it. I wanted to follow the directions to a tee, but seeing that they got all jacked up directions are of no help.
 

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DocThee said:
ever Kreemed a gas tank before
Proofread posts please, this isn't a porn site :thumb:
 

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Supafly said:
Here is a little info for you doc. Nails in the gas tank hmm...
Nuts are easier to get out, IMO. I used the POR-15 thing so I'm not sure my instructions would be parallel but I'll post them if you want to see them.
 

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I used sand paper... But then again I had a 6inch wide hole in the bottom of my tank were the vacume pump went in to get my hand in.
 

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I used sand paper... But then again I had a 6inch wide hole in the bottom of my tank were the vacume pump went in to get my hand in.
a vacuum pump....how about a fuel pump?



Doc...don't mess around. have it done professionally or you will be rebuilding an engine.....
 

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Call Rolling Thunder on Utica road and ask for Pam.....I think she knows of a place. I cannot remember where she said to go last time.....
 

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DocThee said:
Have you lined a tank using Kreem before?
For what it's worth, I helped someone do this to their tank back in 1995, it was a nighthawk 650 I believe, and it worked perfectly. We went on a 1600 mile in one week bike trip afterwards and he never had a problem. :2cents:


Edit: We used it to repair some pin holes leaks, but the tank was also a bit rusty.
 

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Rust removal

Screw Kreem (although you did already spend the money).

To remove rust from a gas tank (I use this when I restored my CB350), go to Tractor Supply and buy Milk Stone Remover (alternatively, any paint shop should have a phosphoric acid based metal prep).

With MSR, you can mix 3/1 (water/MSR) and let it soak for a bit. The phosphoric acid will react with the rust (iron) and convert it to a very chemically stable iron phosphate. ie, it removes the rust, and forms a stable coating wherever the rust was.

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Re: Rust removal

919rider said:
Screw Kreem (although you did already spend the money).

To remove rust from a gas tank (I use this when I restored my CB350), go to Tractor Supply and buy Milk Stone Remover (alternatively, any paint shop should have a phosphoric acid based metal prep).

With MSR, you can mix 3/1 (water/MSR) and let it soak for a bit. The phosphoric acid will react with the rust (iron) and convert it to a very chemically stable iron phosphate. ie, it removes the rust, and forms a stable coating wherever the rust was.

Kevin
+1... Did a couple RD350 tanks that way...
 

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Just posted to the Vintage Jap MC club

"Milkstone Remover is made by a company called Stearosol, or something like that. It is an orangy colored liquid and the other day the price was a little over $7 for a gallon. do NOT mix it any stronger than 8 parts water to 1 part MSR. Mixing stronger does not make it work faster! This is one case where stronger is not better."

As I recall, I mixed it 4:1.

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Dont use Kreem, It will eventually peel off. Use a product called redkoat (sp?) after you clean out the tank take it to a radiator shop to have it pressure tested and then coat it following the product directions.
 
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