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post #1 of 13 Old 04-13-2014, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I've run a couple tanks thru T-Strom with no noticeable problems. I know I'm running on borrowed time. Any ideas on how to remedy the rust? What is the worst that can happen??

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There used to be this stuff you put in the tank and roll it around, it coats the inside....lots of antique car guys have used it with success...surely google knows....
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Last year I saw the result of an old and very rusty VTT tank, that has been repaired by a kit in 2 or 3 steps, and it was very impressive. But I dont remember the name of the kit. Maybe this one:

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Be prepared to do it about every year. I would look for another tank. Nothing but trouble.

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Be prepared to do it about every year. I would look for another tank. Nothing but trouble.
Bingo. Rust is cancer. Very hard to stop by putting something over it, because it spreads under the coated surface.

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I've run a couple tanks thru T-Strom with no noticeable problems. I know I'm running on borrowed time. Any ideas on how to remedy the rust? What is the worst that can happen??
The filter may start clogging. If it gets to where it won't rev as high as it did, it may be stopping up.
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Find Oxalyc Acid in deck brightener found it will remove the rust

If you can get it out I used to use gravel with it too.

Cream or Por tank liner works OK
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Bingo. Rust is cancer. Very hard to stop by putting something over it, because it spreads under the coated surface.
What I saw, was not just something that coated rust. The rust was completely removed before.
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does the "rust" look anything like this?

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