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By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2011-02-03 22:19 Edited 2011-02-03 22:28
Ok Folks, weigh in.   The body I have, has a molded in fiberglass fuel tank. it is under the front, with filler centered in hood area. I do not believe that it leaks, however I want to clean and seal it before I have issues.  What are your recommendations for the coating. It will need to bond to fiberglass and be impervious to Gasoline. To coat the entire tank will require some imaginaton and extra body's. This product can not be a brush on application, and will need to be reasonable in cost.    Thank you in advance for any help/advice.


By stressfree s 2527 Date 2011-02-03 23:52
etanhaol will destoy that with glass tanks have trouble.all your gas is 10% or more.alum or steel.
By Funnybug Date 2011-02-04 00:04
that would scare the bejesus out of me.
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2011-02-04 00:35
Race tracks make the racers update there fuel cells every few years, wonder if you could find a small used fuel cell and cut out the bottom and reglass it, but then you would have to figure out the gas filler, just a thought.                    Ken...............
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2011-02-04 00:40
I also made a fuel cell out of stainless steel one time for a Buggati kit car I built for a customer, put filler where you want it, build to measurements of fiberglass box, cut bottom , install, and reglass the bottom, just another idea.           ken.....................
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-02-04 01:47
I wonder if someone makes a bladder to go inside the tank?

By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2011-02-04 11:59
Have a fuel cell for my race truck(new) but think it is too tall. Like the idea of a bladder, will look into that. Stainless is also an option. Would like to keep capacity close to what it is now, which was why I was wondering if there was a "good" product to coat with.
Thanks, Keep the comments coming.

By Rick M 333 Date 2011-02-04 12:10
Yep, definately go with a bladder style tank. You could call these folks with the tank measurements and see what they could suggest. Be prepared to open your wallet, though!
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2011-02-04 15:06
I used this product to coat my motorcyle tank. It worked perfectly. It filled in alot of little pin holes.

I also had a custom aluminum tank done by a guy down in Florida (he does them for boats). The quality was exceptional. I sent him a drawing of what I wanted (filler type, sender location, etc) and he made it and sent it to me. It was not crazy expensive (maybe $300???)

By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-02-05 01:35
That's a ridiculously low price Jeffrey, especially for something custom made. My plastic, foam filled fuel cell wan't a whole lot cheaper.

By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2011-02-05 04:16
I just checked my receipt. It was from Boyd's welding in FL. The tank is 12x10x24. Shipped to my door on 9/15/2008 for $260.00.
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