Sealing gas cap to alloy tank

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I have an alloy tank. The gas cap appears to sealed with some type of glue substance. It appears that gas has gotten out and between the primer and base/clear coats lifting he paint. (the paint is loose but in place - like loose plastic wrap) It is not leaking from the rubber gasket, but out from under the base of the cap if I fill it up to the top. Obviously I don't fill it up to the top now but I woudl like to get it sealed properly.
Some of he glue has softened and came off, but that was after the damage was done and it hasn't gotten worse.

I need to repair a dent in the tank :x this winter, so I will be repainting the tank regardless.
Any suggestions on sealing the cap?

I don't have a close-up photo on hand. This might help.
Sealing gas cap to alloy tank


Thanks
Phil
 
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Hi Fastback, You could try JB Weld,this is a two pack,metal bonding product,works very well on metal build up and sealing, it is gas and oil resistant and VERY strong.Other methods involve a naked flame- - not wise around a gas tank unless you are a pro.- you could run a pipe into the tank from a car exhaust pipe -- engine running of course-- this fills the tank with CO and displaces gasoline fumes.Stick with JB Weld to be safe. Ride safely. James.
 
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If your taking it to Ross Thomson to get the dent out why not just follow his advise. He's done hunderds of alloy tanks.
 
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