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How dø you get an object out bigger than the petrol cap.

In the process of cleaning inside of tank, PO has lined it which is now flaking off . Have now removed all apart from a lump of this stuff which must have formed in a corner. The lump measures 3 x 2 in and about 2 inchs deep. Its to big to come out through the filler and the sender unit hole.

Any ideas on how to remove, will an acid of any sort break it down?



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Havent been able to grab hold of it with long nose pliers. Have tried getting it in a place in the tank Where i can deliver a blow with a chisel, but how hård dø i hit this stuff without damaging the tank.

Looking at it just now, it looks longer than i first discribed.

I have managed to hit it with the chisel but it dont want to break up that easy.

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I wonder if you could drill a few holes in it if it may break up easier,,probably not that easy to do, but might help.
 

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What color is this stuff? Is it really hard like epoxy or does it have a rubbery texture?

If it's a tan color it may be the Kreem brand sealer. If so, acetone will dissolve it or at least soften it up so you can cut it easier. Allan's idea of drilling it is a good one too.
 

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I now know how hard i can hit it with the chisel, small dent in tank, bugger!



Thanks Allen, have now moved onto

your idea with drill, might take a while.

nig



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Its very hard and clear, almost like drilling fibre glass.
 

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If it puts up a good fight and is a really difficult to get out, you could just leave it in there.
 

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The "lump" could damage the petcock tower. BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE DRILL!!!!



Just get a notch in it and then try to snag and break it up again with pliers. You don't need any more dents or worse, holes!.



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I'm not sure it would cause a problem, but knowing my luck it would end up getting lodged over the petcock and then restricting the fuel supply.



Ive done half hearted jobs before, just want to get it right this time.



Managed to get most of it out now with careful use of drill.



Thanks for getting back to me with suggesions.

Nig
 
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