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Old June 29th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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I dropped a gas tank on a jeep, to my surprise, no rust but old gas. removed gas and want to clean. Not sure what use thinking maybe Acetone to help eliminate the old gas and then rinsing with water, air drying and putting back.

Any thoughts on this and or experience with acetone? Do mix the acetone with water? Will it eat the finish in the tank??
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Old June 29th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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There was a thread not to long ago about the same thing. If I remember he used acetone and everything came out fine, but I'm not sure if it was mixed or not.
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You could just use fresh gas and some fuel injector cleaner, whatever is cheapest I guess is what I would use.
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Fuck it, run it.
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muriatic acid
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Muriatic acid eats the finish then you have to line it. I ended up using acetone and flushed multiple times and it came out great.

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I would never reccomend using water to clean any gas tank.


If its rusty, throw in some gravel with that acetone//gas and shake it up!

Many gas tanks saved with some gravel from the driveway!
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I cleaned a few gas tanks with a chain and acetone. It worked great.
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