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PostPosted: June 19, 2020, 11:45 am 
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I have an old two cycle trolling motor. The gas tank is casted aluminum and it is REALLY crusty on the inside.
My options: soaking it over nite in.
1] use an acid base aluminum cleaner, would probably reduce the solution 50%.
2] used carb cleaner.
3] Do not mess with it, you are going to mess it up, and get more $hit in the carb!
4] Something else?
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PostPosted: June 19, 2020, 12:49 pm 
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https://www.amazon.com/POR-15-49216-U-S-Standard-Sealer/dp/B00B3HXCZ4/ref=asc_df_B00B3HXCZ4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312128189269&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14668348838545367515&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1018185&hvtargid=pla-522130837870&psc=1
might work...

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PostPosted: June 19, 2020, 2:13 pm 
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True submersing carb cleaner should do a great job if you can find it. Not the spray can stuff.

Alternatively you might have a radiator shop around that would clean it.

Have you tried shaking with BB's inside?

I have had good luck sealing tanks using RedKote. (also known as Northern. Same exact formula, different color)

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PostPosted: June 20, 2020, 7:37 am 
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Thanx guys
I'm going with the carb cleaner. I got a small link chain that I could try to rattle around inside the tank.
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