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« on: January 8, 2012, 06:22:36 AM »
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Tank from a 1971 Nordic???

1) What are some ideas as to the best way to clean this tank???

Thanks in advance.



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« Reply #1 on: January 8, 2012, 07:22:37 AM »
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I use either carb cleaner or brake cleaner, cleans up very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 03:25:53 PM »
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After the carb/brake cleaner, a liberal amount of WD-40 works great to degrease...
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 12:28:13 PM »
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Try Blech White tire cleaner, spray on let it soak a while then rinse.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 04:56:07 PM »
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Wire with a rag on the end. Use carb cleaner or break cleaner.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 06:21:18 AM »
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Before you use all that harsh stuff,try a cleaning product called AWSOME, is usually found at dollar stores. I use it to clean everything. You might be surprised how much junk comes off with this.hotdoo
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 10:13:15 AM »
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I've used Gunk Engine degreaser. Works great.
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« Reply #7 on: February 2, 2012, 09:01:47 AM »
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Quote from: hotdoo on January 19, 2012, 06:21:18 AM   



Before you use all that harsh stuff,try a cleaning product called AWSOME, is usually found at dollar stores. I use it to clean everything. You might be surprised how much junk comes off with this.hotdoo


AWESOME is the best degreaser/cleaner on the market, will degrease a motor compartment, cases, frames, that gas tank. Only a $1.00 per bottle and found at any dollar store, dollar general or everythings a dollar. Says on the label as seen on TV. Unreal cleaner..
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« Reply #8 on: February 9, 2012, 05:13:24 PM »
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great tip im gonna pick some up!
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 04:30:57 AM »
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Quote from: Mark Mesi on February  2, 2012, 09:01:47 AM   

AWESOME is the best degreaser/cleaner on the market, will degrease a motor compartment, cases, frames, that gas tank. Only a $1.00 per bottle and found at any dollar store, dollar general or everythings a dollar. Says on the label as seen on TV. Unreal cleaner..


What is the recommended dilution of AWESOME  to start with? I know..."depends how dirty the tank is.", however what would be a good starting dilution rate for the gas tank pictured in the beginning of this thread?

TIA.
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 08:04:17 AM »
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It comes in a plastic spray bottle just like windex or simple green or clorox cleaner etc etc. I spray it on full strength and don't dilute at all. Will make it super clean.
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2015, 07:13:10 AM »
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I know this thread is a couple years old but how did the tank turn out? 
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015, 07:03:23 AM »
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Friend just bought a 72 and the tank has a varnish like sludge inside. What works to cut and clean that out?
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2015, 07:14:16 AM »
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Awesome is a $1.00 a bottle, throw the entire bottle in the tank or half at a time, put maybe a chain there and swish it back and forth to scrob the bottom, post results
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« Reply #14 on: January 5, 2016, 06:54:02 PM »
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Quote from: 775TnT on January  8, 2012, 06:22:36 AM   

Tank from a 1971 Nordic???

1) What are some ideas as to the best way to clean this tank???

Thanks in advance.






Wow, originally posted almost 4 years ago.

What was mention above was a product called Awesome for a dollar at the dollar stores.

If you have three days for the product to clean the inside walls of the tank, then this is the product for you. Cheap, effective and bio-friendly. Really no fumes, yet always follow the recommendations on the bottle.

Pre-shot of the tank and post-shot of the tank. Clean enough for me to run the Nordic.

Thanks for your patience with this follow up response.



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« Reply #15 on: December 6, 2016, 03:12:28 PM »
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Good stuff, I use it on everything.hotdoo
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