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    Default fuel tank pin hole repair

    One of my tanks has a pin hole near the fuel drain. What are the prefered repair schemes ? weld, 890B1/2 pro seal, click bond ? What would you do ?Photo on 2-3-24 at 10.21 AM.jpgPhoto on 2-3-24 at 10.23 AM.jpg

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    Default Re: fuel tank pin hole repair

    I have multiple sets of tanks in good shape, but I would guess shipping from AK won't be real cheap.

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    Default Re: fuel tank pin hole repair

    I would clean out with aluminum etch and then weld a patch out of 5052 aluminum.

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    Default Re: fuel tank pin hole repair

    If you weld it, I'm assuming you weld the patch to the exterior of the tank?

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    Default Re: fuel tank pin hole repair

    Yes, have to weld to good clean metal. Welding aluminum, it has the be clean.

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    Default Re: fuel tank pin hole repair

    If you have a good radiator shop near you they can flush it , weld it and pressure test it

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