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Dale Sonnenschein
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USA
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Posted - 10/23/2018 :  1:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all, I have a general steel tank question and I thought this is the best place to tap into a wealth of knowledge. I have a bike I just bought and the tank was creamed inside years ago. It's starting to flake. Is there a way to get the cream coating off?
Thanks
dale

Edited by - Dale Sonnenschein on 10/23/2018 4:44:23 PM

Scootern29
Junior Member

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2018 :  5:26:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did a tank this past year with an initial cleaning using a pressure washer. After the loose stuff came off I let it sit with cleaning vinegar inside for a couple of days then pressure washed it again. I had to repeat this process a couple of times. It worked for me.
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Dale Sonnenschein
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USA
399 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2018 :  11:57:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Scootern. I'll give it a try!
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Richard Colahan
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USA
186 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2018 :  2:43:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dale...after the loose stuff comes out, you'll need to dissolve the remainder of that Creeme. Not sure...but perhaps the Acetone suggested by the Caswell folks might do that.



Richard Colahan
1969 V1225
Upper Black Eddy PA
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slvrbrdfxr
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USA
665 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2018 :  4:54:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dale,
If I remember correctly, the Kreem tank liner is an MEK based product and so Id think using MEK would dissolve what remains after pressure washing. Just be careful not to get the MEK on the tanks painted surfaces as it will sure remove the paint too. Good luck.
Dave McC
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Dale Sonnenschein
Advanced Member

USA
399 Posts

Posted - 10/24/2018 :  4:56:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guy's, I'll probably work on it this weekend. Looks like rain both days!! Talk of snow friday night too!
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