Caswell Gas tank coating Do it yourself ? Yes!
I felt I needed to inform you guys about this product. And The reason
I used it.
When I purchased my bike in June of 2014 the gas tank had this orange
looking sludge inside. it ran, but with only 1 gallon of gas in it.
I purchased the caswell coating ( which is an epoxy formulated for use in fuel tanks) And planned to use one half on my sons bike tank and the
Remainder on my vstar tank. One kit will do two tanks.
The cost was around $40 shipped. It's easy to use and you can mix it up and pour it in and just keep turning the gas tank around in different directions to spread it around. You can even thin it with solvent to allow for more working time.
Before use you must clean the inside of the gas tank. empty all fuel
and then blow it out with compressed air. Adding 8 to 16 ozs of
Acetone and sloshing it around the tank, then drain. Be very careful of the paint. Or you can just let it sit over night and it will be bone dry in the morning. A handful of BB's added to the tank and seal off the opening can then be sloshed around the dry tank inerds to remove any scale or rust from the sides. Empty tank of all BB's, and Again blow out with air hose. ( wear safety goggles) Rinse one last time with Acetone. Let dry and Gas Tank is now ready for epoxy coating.
You will also need to remove your petcock from the tank. This can be done prior to start if you want. or just replace the assembly .
I have more data so if your interested let me know. There are some additional tricks....
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals
Last edited by RestoRider00; 01-12-2015 at 05:51 PM.