How do I sort out a dented tank?
How the hell do you get dents out of petrol tanks??
And, how can you get rid of the rust inside it?
- Insert inner tube in tank. Inflate. If possible strap tie-downs
around tank to prevent it bulging in the wrong places.
- Cut open base of tank, bash with hammer, reweld (careful about
residual fuel vapour - best to fill with water BEFORE cutting.
- Fill dent with plastic padding or whatever.
- Send it to Dream Machine with c #80 - they did a superb job on a
completely squashed Le Mans tank for a friend.
For the rust, fill it with ball bearings or gravel, and shake for a
while. Be very careful to rinse all the loose rust and/or rock dust
afterwards, and use an in-line fuel filter just in case.
This page last updated 18/09/02