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Hey guys.  Took out my gas tank today.  Car hasn't run in about 20 years.  There was some very old gas left in there and when i drained in it was brown and smelled terrible.  Im worried the inside of the tank may be rusty.  I was going to attempt to clean it up and seal it myself, but the gas that came out has me a bit concerned.  Its probably better to have it done professionally. Im in Long Island City, Queens and was wondering if anyone can recommend a shop here in Queens.  Or close by.  Ive attached a pic of the gas that came out.  

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Check out http://www.fingersradiator.com/

 

I gave them a call to inquire about my gas tank a few weeks ago.  Very reasonable - like $150 to prep and coat the tank inside and out! They're a ways away from you there in NY, but google radiator shops in your area and give them a call.  Not too many around anymore, but they're still out there. 

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I just called Sal. He quoted me $295. Seal and paint.


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On 3/7/2019 at 1:25 PM, Edsta74 said:

I just called Sal. He quoted me $295. Seal and paint.


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Sal at Rennsport? 

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No Sal from Fingers. From the link you posted. I think I’m going to try to clean it out myself. I’ve seen a couple of write ups where they used vinegar or Evaporust to clear the rust. Then use redkote to seal it.


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On 3/10/2019 at 8:52 PM, Edsta74 said:

No Sal from Fingers. From the link you posted. I think I’m going to try to clean it out myself. I’ve seen a couple of write ups where they used vinegar or Evaporust to clear the rust. Then use redkote to seal it.


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Ohh okay, when I called, I spoke to one of the kids over there so maybe he just wasn't aware of the pricing haha. 

 

If you can get it clean enough then go for it.  Mine's a bit crusty and I'd rather have it blasted and acid dipped to get it cleaned out and then coated professionally. 

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