We do a complete service to most automotive and truck/equipment fuel tanks. Cleaning a fuel tank will remove dirt, grime and old gas from a tank, while getting a tank coated with liner will remove and prevent rust. We also can perform repairs on most tanks.
Cleaning out a fuel tanks includes a process of vatting the tank and letting in soak usually for at least 24 hours. This loosens dirt, old fuel, grime and other things that could be caked on the inside of the tank. After that the tanks is washed out wish pressure and set out to dry. Note this process removes most paints from the outside as well.
Coating with Liner
Coating a tank with interior liner is an optional process after cleaning the tanks out. Coating the tank is recommended for those tanks which have an abundance of rust on the inside. Cleaning a tank does not remove rust, but having it lined with both remove rust and prevent it from further oxidation. The liner is red in color and has a smooth texture once cured.
Exterior coating can also be lined on the outside of the tank. Coating the exterior of a tank is not as common, as it is usually only for extra protection and preservation of the tank. This is usually lined onto obsolete tanks which are irreplaceable. The exterior liner is black in color and cures with a hard, rough texture with an attractive shine.
Fuel tank repair can be done to most tanks with minor to moderate damage. We have repaired tanks with rust holes, punctures, cracks, and crushed areas. In most cases, a solder patch or line of weld will be laid over the affected area. To have repairs done, a tank must first be cleaned out to remove fuel. We can also do some modifications to tanks. Some we have done in the past are: