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Richard230

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on: December 29, 2018, 05:58:18 pm
Someone might find this article offering some solutions to removing rust from the inside of a gas tank useful, or at least interesting:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/how-to-clean-rust-out-of-a-motorcycle-gas-tank
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mrunderhill1975a

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Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 10:23:01 pm
Good information.  I have good luck with electrolysis using Arm & Hammer washing soda, iron electrode, and a battery charger.

See the link :

http://4strokeengine.org/gastankrepair/electrolysisrustremoval.php



Reason this is safe is the chemical reactions underway:
H^2O(l) + 2Na^2CO^3(s) + Fe^2O^3(s) e> 2O^2(g) + 2H^2(g) + 2Na^2CO^3(aq) + 2Fe(s)
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