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by Will S.
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Gas tank inside was Caswell epoxy coated 15+ years ago, now it is separating in places and coming off in sheets. I’ve also found a blue green viscous slime in my fuel lines that may be related, or it could be old crappy California gas - bike sat for a few years. Gas tank is painted so I need a solution to remove the Caswell that won’t harm the finish.
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by Fullminator
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Will, the blue green viscous slime you describe is a direct product of ethenol fuel. The corn alcohol fuel additive, currently added at 10% by our "keep us safe" government is not engine or machinery friendly. It readily absorbs moisture from the air and turns to the lovely green/blue goo you have encountered when allowed to sit for any length of time. It gums up carburretor parts so they will not work at all and pulls moisture into your tanks and fuel system. There is talk on many fronts of increasing the ratio to 15%
Governments have no trouble making a thing that works well work worse by mandate.
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by R Moulding
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MEK will not touch POR15 or Caswell. Both companies recommend methylene chloride paint stripper for removal.
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