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New alloy tank sealing?

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Onder, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Onder

    Onder

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    What is the current opinion(s) on the need to coat (seal) the interior of a brand new
    alloy tank?
    I was just about to fuel up and thought it might be wise ask!
     
  2. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Do nothing to it.
     
  3. Onder

    Onder

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    I actually was thinking of you went I posted!
    Ill stand you a genuine Cornish pasty next time you're down west.
    ...and now time to pour in the dreaded ethanol laced petrol.
     
  4. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    I look forward to taking you up on that sometime !
     
  5. Onder

    Onder

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    At least five places in town to choose from!
     
  6. jbruney

    jbruney

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    Paragoric or a cork in a pinch should seal you right up. The tank is okay as is though.
     
  7. concours

    concours VIP MEMBER

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    Low pressure air & soapy water to test. If a leak is found, have a competent TIG weldor excavate & repair. (15 minute) job.
    Coating is a LAST RESORT.
     
  8. jbruney

    jbruney

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    Ditto on low pressure air & soapy water now that fun time is over. Rides are intoxicating….sorry. My bad.
     

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