Wow that's too bad about your tank. I still have the Hirsch kit I bought last year for my black tank and have been planning to use it on my blue tank. Guess I'd better be careful when doing it and hope for the best.
Since you're in the bay area why not go over to Ken Armann's shop and let him take a look. He lined my black tank for me last summer and so far, so good <fingers crossed>