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POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit

POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit

POR49239 (Back-order)

Regular price $85.66 Sale

Car & Truck Gas Tank Repair

POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit has what you need to repair and seal your automotive fuel tank. POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit will stop rust, corrosion, and seal pinhole leaks. Your fuel tank will be impervious to all additives, fuels, including the new Stage II fuels which have a higher alcohol content. It has superior strength and fuel resistance.

POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit is more than just pouring in a quart of sealer and sloshing it around. If gum, varnish, sludge, or fuel are inside, they must be removed first.

Our POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer, like all other sealers, will not work in a contaminated tank. Find out what the pros already know... our POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit has everything you need to do the job right!

  • Resistant to all fuels, alcohol, additives & solvents
  • Stops rust, corrosion & leaks permanently
  • Seals pinholes & seams - POR-15® TOUGH!
  • Chemically bonds to metal surfaces (even rusted)
  • Permanently flexible • Light gray color for easier viewing inside the tank
  • MPN:  49239

Kit Contains:

  • POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser to remove gum, sludge, varnish
  • POR-15 Metal Prep to remove rust & prepare tank for sealer
  • POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer creates a permanently sealed tank
  • Detailed Instructions to take you easily through each step of tank restoration

 Air Restricted      State Restrictions: AK, HI and PR   

Instructions

THESES DIRECTIONS ARE FOR METAL TANKS ONLY

It is important to understand each product in your repair kit and how it works because proper chemical interaction is essential for achieving the best possible bond of the sealer to the inside of the tank.

DIRECTIONS

The preparation products should be handled with latex gloves and eye protection.

PREPARATION:

1. Empty tank of all fuel and rinse out with clean water; remove fuel petcock, float, filters, fittings, etc. Seal up those openings in the tank with duct tape or cork to keep the solutions in the tank when you clean, prep and seal the tank.

2. Outside painted surface of your tank should be protected from preparation and sealing products with soft rags or other suitable protection.

GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION SHOULD BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.

Mix your 1st quart of POR-15® CLEANER DEGREASER with 1 quart of WARM water. Extremely hot water could melt the adhesive on the duct tape. Pour the mixture into the tank, shake vigorously, and “roll” the tank around to ensure the cleaner gets to all inside surfaces for a minimum of 30 minutes. You may add a chain or nuts and bolts inside the tank to help knock rust and varnish off when shaking the tank. Now empty the solution from the tank and rinse it out with water. Repeat with 2nd quart of POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser if necessary.

NOTE: Tank should be empty of rinsing water but does not have to be bone dry before using POR-15® METAL PREP.

Pour the entire bottle of POR-15® METAL PREP into the tank. Roll the tank around to ensure it coats all surfaces. Place the tank in different positions every half hour until the entire inside of the tank has been treated with POR-15® METAL PREP. Rinse the tank thoroughly with WARM water several times and drain it thoroughly (low spots in tanks collect water so be sure to roll tank around to get as much water out as possible). In order to get the tank completely dry, you must blow warm air into it because no tank will dry out on the inside by itself. The only way to do this job is to use forced air. This can be accomplished by using a hair dryer or hot air gun. Do not use unfiltered compressor air.

TANKS MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY INSIDE BEFORE SEALING.

THE SEALER WILL NOT STICK TO A DAMP OR WET TANK.

NOTE: Once the metal is treated, it can flash rust. Though the coating is designed to bond with any new flash rust, ideally you’ll want to perform the forced air drying promptly after draining the tank, and coat the tank with sealant soon after drying it.

PATCHING – If you have any big exterior or interior leaks we recommend performing this step before the sealant step. There are several methods to fix holes, but you must fix them BEFORE you put the POR- 15 Fuel Tank Sealer into the tank. First, remove all paint around area to be patched and clean using POR-15 Cleaner degreaser, then rinse with water and dry. Soak area with POR-15 Metal Prep and keep wet for a minimum of 30 minutes; then rinse with water and dry. Next, paint area with a liberal amount of POR-15 FUEL TANK SEALER and place a small piece of repair cloth over the wet painted area. Now, apply POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer over repair cloth from the center outward so that the painted cloth is stretched evenly over repaired area. Let patched area dry until the area is dry to the touch with a slight finger drag before pouring the remaining POR-15 Fuel Tank Sealer into the tank. If you are just patching and not sealing the entire tank let the patched area dry for 96 hours before adding fuel to the tank.

If you aren’t aware of any holes, check to make sure you don’t have new ones now that the chemicals have removed the rust layer. The tank cleaning process may reveal new leaks in the tank after removing rust and rust deposits from weakened and thin tank walls.

These areas are likely to be in the low points and seams, especially if there are low tank areas below the level of the petcock. These areas may have collected water from tank condensation and water in your fuel and over time may have corroded the tank metal.

Carefully check these areas for leaks when you have fluid in there (it will only be a very small trickle if there is a pinhole leak.)

SEALING: Open the POR-15® Fuel Tank Sealer and stir until a uniform color is achieved. CAUTION! Pour entire contents of can into the tank. Roll the tank SLOWLY to ensure it coats the insides uniformly. In tanks with seams, and with low areas below the opening through which you are draining the sealant (typically the petcock hole) the sealant will puddle. Take great care to ensure you’ve drained out the excess and not allowing the sealer to puddle.

IMPORTANT! This is a very strong and durable coating. Take care to immediately clean surfaces on which you may have spilled the sealer. Any sealer remaining on painted surfaces will become permanent. Any excess sealer must be cleaned from screw threads for the petcock before it dries. A clean soft rag can be twisted into the screw holes to clean the material out.

FINAL NOTES Let POR-15® Fuel Tank Sealer cure for at least 96 hours (4 days) before pouring in fuel.

CAUTION: Leftover sealer may not be used again. Pour it back into can, then add a little water, and let it sit without the lid on the can until the next day when the sealer is hardened in the can and can then be thrown out with the garbage.

Please remember these instructions are general guide lines only and cannot and do not cover every application and environment. If you remain unsure as how to proceed, please call toll-free for technical advice at 800-457-6715.

Information contained herein is to our knowledge true and accurate, but all recommendations or suggestions are made without guarantee. Since the conditions of its use are beyond our control, P.O.R. Products disclaims any liability incurred in connection with the use of its products and information contained herein. No person is authorized or empowered to make any statement or recommendation not contained herein, and any such statement or recommendation so made shall not bind the Corporation. Furthermore, nothing contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing patents covering any material or its use, and no license implied or in fact is granted herein under the claims of any patents.