Bill McAnally Racing Earns Tenth Series Title, Elliott Races to First NASCAR Cup Series Championship with Win at Phoenix, Sweet Crowned 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion, Ron Capps Closes 2020 Season with Final-Round Appearance and Fourth-Place Ranking, Elliott Secures Championship 4 Berth with Win at Martinsville Speedway. Plastic gas tanks are in high demand in the world of motorcycle racing and ATV enthusiasts. Your gas tank should now be repaired and ready to drive. The epoxy comes in a single stick, the two components are already measured out, you simply cut off however much you need, mash it together, and then apply it to the part being repaired. This is best used in larger repairs or on a tank with multiple pinhole leaks. You don’t want a big glob on the tank, you want it to be smooth and flat. SEAM. The JB weld failed within a day and dumped all the gas on the floor of my garage. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. After curing, it can be drilled, tapped, filed, sanded and painted. Once cured, the epoxy can withstand 300-degrees and 900 psi of pressure, so it will be perfect for your leaky gas tank. I need to fix up one of those tabs that holds a plastic part on - will it work? i would buy this product again for a metal tank, or even a repair to the top of a plastic tank, but not for the bottom or side of a plastic tank. Jul 15, 2019. How to Use J-B Weld on a Motorcycle Gas Tank That Leaks by Joel Parks . It failed, badly. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will … #19. troidus, Jun 5, 2017 #20. troidus Long timer. In many cases, these plastics are identified by the recycling codes on them. Drove With the Parking Brake On Accidentally: Now What? I have used it for many different applications. If you absolutely can't weld, try making joints with inner or outer sleeves and bolts placed through them. But it probably would be unsuitable for a bike frame. Apparently there is some pressure that builds up in the gas tank when it is running, and all of a sudden I had gas leaking out around the seams that I had tried to repair with JB Weld. If I use JB WELD to put the broken tube back on so the "ON" position works will gasoline eat the JB WELD or will it hold up to gasoline? Wait at least an hour to drive the car. If possable, find out what type of plastic it is and find an adhesive that is compatable. bummer. It sets in 4 minutes and cures in 4-6 hours, while J-B Weld sets in 4-6 hours and cures in 15-24 hours. Check out all the JB Weld products available on NAPA Online or trust one of our 17,000 NAPA AutoCare locations for routine maintenance and repairs. Because the epoxy is clay-like consistency, fuel (or other liquids) can’t seep through it or around it. Your email address will not be published. Repairing a fuel tank can get difficult, especially when the it is full of fuel. Spray the area with the cleaner and wipe it down. Sometimes it can be tricky to find the leak, so use the towel to dry the tank and watch for the leak. Step 1: Locate the leak and mark it with a pencil. I went right on top of the crack and sealed it. Beside above, can JB Weld be used on plastic? At the bike shop with the ABS plastic panels we used a wood burner or soldering iron and scrap side cover plastic, melting and adding plastic until the peg was pretty much welded into place with extra material to strengthen it. Jefferson operates Red Dirt Rodz, his personal garage studio, where all of his magazine articles and tech videos are produced. Joined: Sep 29, 2005 Oddometer: 174 Location: N38º21.828’ W86º01.391’ elev. What you need for a wet repair is JB Weld Autoweld or SteelStik epoxy putty stick. Joined Aug 12, 2013 Messages 1,490 Location Japan. When cured, it can be sawed, drilled, carved, sanded and painted. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Once you find the leak, mark it with the pencil. This means you can put off the replacement for another time. When prepped right, I've never had it fail. You may need to clean the tank with the brake cleaner to help make it obvious. This is the fastest way to keep that expensive fuel in the tank and not on the asphalt. © Copyright National Automotive Parts Association. Mar 27, 2008 #5. In some cases, letters are used instead of numbers and triangles. Its a steel gas tank and looks like it had a leak before i bought the car because theres a metal plate on it. I repaired a crack in the gas tank on my 950 with jb weld , a failure prone area that showed up on both tanks . WaterWeld™ has a set time of 15-25 minutes and sets hard in one hour. We suggest watching the tank for leaks over the next 10-15 minutes, and then check it after the hour has passed. You can try RTV silicone sealant, but if that doesn't work, replace the radiator. This repair is the same as the SteelStik, but adds some additional strength with the fiberglass. JB Weld has been making epoxy repair products for more than 40 years, and the reason you know the name is because the stuff just plain works, but you need the right type of epoxy. OutRecording Been here awhile. JB Weld also makes a gas tank repair kit, which consists of a tube of epoxy putty, fiberglass cloth, sandpaper, and an applicator. Here Are the Warning Signs, Dead Car Battery? Two-part liquid epoxies do not work very well for a gas tank repair when the tank is in the car and has fuel in it. Not to worry, there is a temporary solution to your fuel drip problem: gas tank repair. Because it is faster setting, KwikWeld has about two-thirds the strength of J-B Weld; however, they are both strong enough for most projects and repairs. sunfish. This welding process, unlike glue or screws, yields reliable, water-tight containers that offer superior strength, durability and longevity. Absolutly not. 4 years ago. The sanding does two things - cleans any paint, rust, and road grime from the gas tank repair area, as well as gives the epoxy something to grab onto. Mar 27, 2008 #5. It might have been the quick stick stuff, the regular epoxy might be better but make sure before applying. Discussion in 'The Garage' started by richc, Sep 29, 2007. This kit is not recommended for plastic repairs of for use with polyethylene or polypropylene plastic parts. No, gorilla glue is not the correct patch. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic, which means that you can use heat to melt the plastic and create a permanent repair in the polypropylene gas tank. Repairing a fuel tank can get difficult, especially when the it is full of fuel. While the real solution is to replace the fuel tank, that is not always feasible in the short term. This is the fastest way to keep that expensive fuel in the tank and not on the asphalt. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. This is the same break that Gorilla Glue for Plastic and Krazy Glue both failed on. I tried it and it seemed to work for a short time. Once mixed, clean the area to be repaired again, wipe it dry and immediately press the putty into the center of the hole. my tank on my 04 ttr125l cracked, a pretty lengthy amount. The color should be a dark gray. #1. walstib, Apr 19, 2009 #2. walstib DeadHead. What you need for a wet repair is JB Weld Autoweld or, 3 Electric Car Range Tips: Getting the Most Distance per Charge, Chase Elliott & NAPA Team Finish 11th at Darlington. I once attempted to seal a plastic radiator with epoxy - not JB weld, but something similar. Thanks for stopping by my channel! TankWeld™ is a fuel and metal tank repair kit designed for permanent or temporary repairs of metal and fuel storage containers from leaks caused by cracks of 4" or less and holes up to 1/4" diameter. That is where JB Weld KwikWeld comes in. Your email address will not be published. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Mar 27, 2008 #4. KwikWeld is a great alternative to original J-B Weld when you need a quick-setting epoxy. Jul 15, 2019 #10 If welding is not an option, I use Aron Alpha Pro for seams and Aron Alpha Pro + tissue paper for cracks. You will likely have to do this several times. Automotive expertise from NAPA AUTO PARTS. Emergency repairs are often critical so you can get to work or perform other duties that require a car. i still give it 5 stars, as the company website warns it does not work on some plastic and i am sure it works well for metal tanks. Lv 4. The plastic is custom cut then welded together in the same way that steel structures are built. All Rights Reserved. Take it down to bare metal. I've used it to repair crankcases, cylinders, etc. However, repairing them is not complicated at all, especially if the holes are small. Clean the area around the leak. 1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT 1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD 1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD 1997 - 2000 V70-XC 1997 - 2004 C70. PET, PETE, HDPE, LDPE and PE are all polyethylene, … Devcon plastic weld ? JB weld is great for SMALL repairs. Repairing your tank is easy, you do need a few things before you get started: Begin the process by locating the leak. OutRecording, Aug 8, 2019 #5. 0 0. eaddie. Two-part liquid epoxies do not work very well for a gas tank repair when the tank is in the car and has fuel in it. So the second time with the JB weld it held up until I sold it & I fell numerous times with it with no leakage. Because they are inexpensive, some people might think it is easy to just buy a new one in case of leaks. You might could try a solder iron and melt it back together. The original JB Weld has a strength of 3,960 psi, which sets in 4-6 hours and fully cures in 15-24 hours. In this video we answer the question does JB Weld work on plastic. For more information on gas tank repair, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store. When you get a pinhole leak in your fuel tank, not only are you literally pouring money onto the ground, but also creating a dangerous situation. Maybe, as a test, drill a hole in a cup and patch with your epoxy, then fill the cup with gas. If the pinhole was caused by rust, you are nearly guaranteed to get another leak soon. Cut off an amount of epoxy that you think will cover the repair. Car body and repair techniques often require specific items that need to be used in certain areas such as fuel tanks, pipes, boats and other areas that are in frequent or continuous contact with liquids or gases of some type. Once cured, the epoxy can withstand 300-degrees and 900 psi of pressure, so it will be perfect for your leaky gas tank. B. BDD Senior Member. Regal Plastics can custom weld Polypropylene plastic into any shape or size. Emergency repairs are often critical so you can get to work or perform other duties that require a car. *After mixing, it forms a polymer compound that can be molded or used to build up and repair just about anything made from plastic. with j-b weld Star. Read more. (the Fuel Will Not Eat Through It) Be American,BUY AMERICAN . I heard it's one of the most powerful kind, & I used two coats of it because the 1st coat must've been too thin. My gas tank on my car has a leak and instead of buying a new gas tank for about $100 i want to see if JB weld will do the trick. JB Weld on coolant expansion tank? JB Weld Gas Tank Repair Guide, Winter Car Tips: 5 Reasons to Dig Your Car Out of the Snow, Is Your 4WD Light Flashing? The epoxy hardens after five minutes, and is fully cured in one hour. Gastastrophe! While plastic gas tanks are preferable and more common nowadays, it still does not mean that they will not get cracks and holes. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. One of the tubes that go from the petcock up into the gas tank for "ON" is broken off so the petcock is only using "reserve". Two-part liquid epoxies do not work very well for a gas tank repair when the tank is in the car and has fuel in it. 0. I even patched a hole in the crankcase of an old Harley with it. fuel system, fuel tank, gas tank, JB Weld, rust. You want to clean at least three inches around the damaged area. SEAM Addicted to ArboristSite. A plastic gas tank can weigh less than half of a comparable metal gas tank and it is easy to mold into shapes to fit odd configurations. Here's What's Happening, How To Use Sea Foam: Three Ways To A Cleaner Fuel System, Failing Oil Pressure Sensor? In 2003, he began writing tech articles for magazines, and has been working as an automotive journalist ever since. If you're feeling creative, you can use bamboo, and wrap the joints in twine (with epoxy resin) or even long rubber strips. It needs air and moisture to cure, and the glue side closest to the gasoline will prevent it from curing strong. Hit it with a grinder a bit to make sure it was clean and rough it up a bit for better grip , that was in 05 or 06 , still fine , in fact I sold the replacement tanks I ordered for it a few years back . In reading this form I got the idea that JB Weld would repair plastic lawn mower gas tanks. "Q: Is J-B Weld … This is great for high-stress items when you have the time to wait, but what if you are sitting on the side of the road because a bracket broke or your radiator tank cracked? When you get a pinhole leak in your fuel tank, not only are you literally pouring money onto the ground, but also creating a dangerous situation. It works better than smooth metal. Not to worry, there is a temporary solution to your fuel drip problem: gas tank repair. Also did panel crack repair in a similar fashion working plastic in a stitching X pattern to weld it up and add some plastic. A life-long gearhead, Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will seep through it before it cures, leaving you back in the same situation. my gas tank is plastic (2008 scion xb) and the repair is on the bottom. section of car image by pixelcarpenter from Fotolia.com. Knead the putty to mix the two colors uniformly. While the real solution is to replace the fuel tank, that is not always feasible in the short term. Dec 28, 2014. sunfish Fish Head. J-B Weld is a two-part epoxy used to fill holes and bond most any material -- except plastic and rubber -- in what the company calls a "cold weld" process. Good ole JB Weld will hold it. Don't Panic! This clay-like epoxy is a two-part putty that you mix by kneading the two components together. The sanding does two things – cleans any paint, rust, and road grime from the gas tank repair area, as well as gives the epoxy something to grab onto. #4. Clean and scuff the surfaces, then use the epoxy stuff. Patron: https://www.patreon.com/DylonDesbiensBusiness inquiries: dylon.desbiens@yahoo.com Use the sandpaper to sand the tank, covering the entire three inch area. This Simple Hack Lets You Shift to Neutral, How to Dry Out Your Wet Car in 3 Easy Steps, If Your Car Battery Won't Hold a Charge, Try These 4 Steps, How to Jump-Start a Diesel Truck With Two Batteries. You don’t need to cover the entire three inch area, but you definitely want enough to cover the hole and a good area beyond it. This repair wasn't structurally load-bearing. What you need for a wet repair is JB Weld Autoweld or SteelStik epoxy putty stick. One was the tank divider in my Homelite 750. Use the sandpaper to sand the tank, covering a few inches around the leak. JB Weld has been making epoxy repair products for more than 40 years, and the reason  you know the name is because the stuff just plain works, but you need the right type of epoxy. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will seep through it before it cures, leaving you back in the same situation. Maine, somewhere between Lewiston and Fryeburg, https://www.tapplastics.com/product/repair_products/plastic_adhesives/tap_poly_weld_adhesive/435, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Step 2: Clean the area around the leak. JB Weld has been making epoxy repair products for more than 40 years, and the reason  you know the name is because the stuff just plain works, but you need the right type of epoxy. His career began in the car audio industry as a shop manager, eventually working his way into a position at Rockford Fosgate as a product designer. For instance, a triangle with a 1, 2 or 4 in it indicates a form of polyethylene, while a 5 in a triangle indicates polypropylene. Take it down to bare metal. Required fields are marked *. Joined Jul 12, 2010 Messages 14,307 Location Success Missouri. You cannot repair a damaged polypropylene gas tank with epoxy or a plastic tank repair kit, because gasoline will quickly dissolve the epoxy and the leak will reappear. Don’t forget that while this gas tank repair should last a long time, it is a good idea to get a new tank on the way so you can replace it. Jefferson has also written 4 books and produced countless videos. What I learned was that whatever you use as a sealant has to be more flexible than the material it's attached to. PlasticWeld™ is a hand-mixable, fast-setting epoxy putty that forms a durable bond to most major plastic types. Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine. Ideal for repairing plumbing, fuel tanks, tub and shower, drains, pool and spa, boats and potable water tanks; setup occurs even under water. Mar 27, 2008 #4. 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