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#144789 - 03/31/19 02:49 PM Storing a gas tank
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I recently put a Clarke tank onto my XT225 and I'm wondering if there is an agreed upon way to store the old one. The tank I took off is in great shape and I don't want to let it get all rusty while I decide what to do with it. I want to be sure I like the new tank and then I might want to sell the old one.

I've heard things like coating the inside with oil, or letting it dry out and putting some silica gel packets inside to absorb moisture. It gets humid where I live in summer. Should I wrap it up tight in plastic?
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#144790 - 03/31/19 03:40 PM Re: Storing a gas tank [Re: ThumperStorm]
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Any method that keeps oxygen away from the steel will prevent rust. I'd opt for the desiccant packs and then put the tank inside a plastic trash bag with a tie wrap seal. I'd also blow hot air into the tank (via hair dryer) prior to storage. Let the whole tank get hot to the touch. Put in desiccant packs then cap it off.

As for selling, you can list it here if you decide you don't want an OEM tank anymore. Good luck!
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#144803 - 04/01/19 12:47 AM Re: Storing a gas tank [Re: ThumperStorm]
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Either the oil or the desiccant should work fine. Just store it somewhere relatively dry.
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#144807 - 04/01/19 06:34 AM Re: Storing a gas tank [Re: ThumperStorm]
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Thanks for the answers guys, I appreciate it.
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#144810 - 04/01/19 06:22 PM Re: Storing a gas tank [Re: ThumperStorm]
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#144811 - 04/01/19 06:56 PM Re: Storing a gas tank [Re: Muniac]
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Originally Posted By: Muniac
...Where information is always hanging by threads. laugh..

Well said!..
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