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Old 11th September 2009, 16:08   #16
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Why not a sandblasting followed by zinc metalizing spray/coat? Solve your rust problem for ever. Some good places to get it done in Kolkata. True, the surface paint will need to be re-done, but this is a permanent solution.
I had rust in my bullet's tank. The above mentioned process was done. I dont find any rust inside now.
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Old 11th September 2009, 16:09   #17
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Best is remove the rust from tank completly apply very thin layer of engine oil and get a nickle coat by any chrome guys works preety good.SS-Traveller said the same thing.
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Old 11th September 2009, 19:46   #18
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I too am facing rust problems with my Yezdi Roadking tank.
The Yezdi needs a petroil mix, and generally these tanks don't have a rust issue - I'm a little surprised you have such a problem.
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...get the inside powder coated. As has already been said, the exterior paint is ruined when they put he tank inside the oven to cure.
The zinc metalizing process does not need to have a curing cycle in an oven. It's like a flame-thrower which blasts out superheated molten zinc onto a freshly sandblasted metal surface, and the zinc bonds on as it cools. The resultant surface is slightly granular in texture, but eternally rust-proof.

Edit: Check this link: Zinc metallizing is one of the processes we specialize in

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BTW,How much a new Petrol Tank costs for bullet ?
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The Yezdi needs a petroil mix, and generally these tanks don't have a rust issue - I'm a little surprised you have such a problem.
The bike was in dis-use for a couple of years and was not stored properly resulting in the rust issue (Visakhapatnam is on the coast and rust sets in quite easily if proper care is not taken). I got it out, did a little restoration and started using only since the past two months.

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The zinc metalizing process does not need to have a curing cycle in an oven. It's like a flame-thrower which blasts out superheated molten zinc onto a freshly sandblasted metal surface, and the zinc bonds on as it cools. The resultant surface is slightly granular in texture, but eternally rust-proof.
Thanks for the info on the zin metalizing process. I was not aware of that.

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Old 13th September 2009, 18:47   #21
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Price depends on the model.. Std350 tank is around 4k without the emblems or knee pads. Just black tank with gold lines and clear coat.

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Cross linking to another related thread : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-proofing.html (Fuel-tank Rust Removal (by Electrolysis) & Rust Proofing)

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Old 29th March 2012, 11:02   #23
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When my tank developed a tear near the side facing the seat. I took it to a welder.
Atif (Ranigunj, Hyderabad, 939109-9990) does stuff for bikes.

He cut open the tank. Added a new layer of metal to make it bigger.
Total capacity is around 18 liters now.

Then I got the tank painted by Hira (9290118319).
Hira's shed is close to Ranigunj area on the necklace road side.

Sudipto: You might try and find such a welder in your city.

I am very happy with my new tank.

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Default Re: Rust inside Bullet tank. What are my options?

A lot of people used to add a little 2T oil in the petrol to mitigate this. Another option was to add a magnetic fuel filter.
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@sudipto,

I had the same issue in my Rx100, I got an epoxy coating done from the inside.
The bike is fine now, earlier I faced the same issue of engine starving because of rust clogging the carb.

The same has been mentioned in the thread earlier. In case of a tank tear, like bblost said get it welded.
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Old 29th March 2012, 21:54   #26
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How much does this magnetic filter cost? Where can I find one? I need one for my 74 yezdi type b...
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^^ May be around Rs 100 - 150. Has to be connected in the fuel line. It can remove rust, but the magnet has to be removed and cleaned from time to time. There will be a provision for that. Looks wise, not aesthetic.
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Old 10th December 2013, 10:31   #28
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I am looking for this product, any idea where i can get similar product in India.
Thanks in advance.

Apply an Epoxy Sealer on a Leaking Gas Tank

Read more: http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/mc...#ixzz2n2ntqG2S
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