FUEL TANK 

SEALANT AND RUST REMOVAL

PROTECTION AGAINST ETHANOL AND ITS CORROSIVE PROPERTIES WHICH IS A THREAT TO ALL CLASSIC CARS

Fuels in the UK now contain ethanol, which has a corrosive effect on many metals and rubber. Classic car fuel systems are suffering with rubber pipes simply falling to pieces and steel tanks rusting inside. We hope the following products will be of help to classic car owners looking for a solution to this worrying problem. 

UK DELIVERY ONLY

TAPOX Tank Sealant - Designed to Withstand 100% Ethanol Fuel (WW73200)

 

TAPOX Tank Sealant

Designed to withstand 100% Ethanol Fuel.
Most Tank Sealers used in steel fuel tanks are NOT Ethanol Proof.
When they meet 5 - 10% Ethanol, which is now present in most pumped fuels they start to collapse blocking filters and carburetors.

TAPOX - Has a proven Track Record even when used with 100% Ethanol Fuels.
Each pack includes sealant and activator which when mixed should provide effective protection for up to a 50 litre tank. (Most standard Escorts, Sunbeams etc.)
(Baffled and internally complex tanks require more sealant than conventional hollow tanks)


NOT SUITABLE FOR GLASS FIBRE TANKS

Please note that this is an epoxy based product and recommended curing time is 120 hours.

UK DELIVERY ONLY

(Manufactured in Germany)

£35.00
+
£7.95
P&P
 

UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

FeDOX Rust Removal Treatment

Fedox is a compound specifically developed for cleaning of steel and the inside of fuel tanks and acts as a preparation for Fertan surface protection. With Fedox even heavy corrosion will be removed leaving steel and tanks bright and rust free. Product contains wetting agent and biodegradable surfactant in aqueous solution.

UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

£20.00
+
£7.95
P&P

UK DELIVERY ONLY

 

Metal tank treatments.

With a wide variety of sizes, uses and situations it is not sensible to proscribe a single treatment method for the inside or outside of a tank.  Below are listed the types of tank we frequently encounter and appropriate treatment regimes.  In some cases there are options.  All the options are good solutions.  

In all situations the surfaces to be treated should be cleaned with detergent and degreased using a normal alkaline engine cleaner.  

We’ve designed and manufactured three products to treat corroded steel and iron.  These are all mentioned many times below so it is perhaps worthwhile discussing them briefly to avoid tedious repetition later.  

Fertan rust converter (FRC) is our original and main product.  Applied to a rusted surface it will make its way through the rust to the underlying steel and lay down a zinc

layer.  The rust above it will be converted to iron tannate.  The majority of this will be bonded to the underlying substrate but some will be left as a loose black dust on the surface which will be rinsed off when the surface is wiped down to remove unused excess FRC.  The surface will be blue/black and resistant to corrosion.  It provides a perfect base for overpainting or the application of cavity wax / underseals.  FRC is also used to leave a corrosion resistant finish on Fedoxed surfaces. 

Fedox is a rust remover for removing rust from tanks or components that can be dipped in a process tank.  We designed it as we have met the problem of rust removal from tanks many times and wanted something which really worked well but didn’t harm uncorroded metal.  Fedox is effective and safe.  It is mixed in a ratio Fedox : water of

1 : 8   to 1: 10   and can be put inside fuel tanks or into a process bath.  Kept warm it will remove even heavy corrosion in less than an hour.  The final surface left is the natural colour of the iron or steel.   The surface is very active and must be treated with FRC, or oil or paint within 20 minutes of the Fedox being rinsed off the surface.

Tapox is a fuel proof tank sealer that we designed to line fuel tanks.  It works well and has a design life in excess of 20 years.   It has been laboratory tested to simulate that length of time.  It has been in use since 2001 and has been fault free to date.  It is proof against continued exposure to 100% ethanol.

 

A full printable version of Metal Tank Treatments and the TAPOX instruction leaflet are avaliable by clicking the following links:

Metal Tank Treatments

TAPOX instruction leaflet for fuel tanks