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HelicopterEngines Plugs Mufflers Fuel › What kind of plastic to use for gas tank repair?
11-28-2007 09:25 AM  9 years agoPost 1
kyosho_zqn

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Hi,

I have a hole in my nitro tank, would normal bottle plastic be ok to JB wield on there?

Thanks

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11-28-2007 10:53 AM  9 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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best plastic is Mastercard or Visa to order a new tank

Jim Senicka
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11-28-2007 12:45 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Eury

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Damn, you beat me to the good joke!

Seriously, he's right. If you insist on repairing it, JB weld isn't the thing to do, I had luck patching a tank temporarily (so I could fly one weekend) by gently melting it with an old soldering iron, and dripping some plastic from a water bottle on it and using the soldering iron to fuse the 2. Held up fine until I could get a new tank, I wouldn't want to trust it long term.

Nick Crego

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11-28-2007 12:51 PM  9 years agoPost 4
copperclad

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hi
if you sand the tank to roughen it ( can you say grit in the tank? ) the JB weld will get a marginal hold , but there is no way JB weld will bond to polyethylene , soldering iron will give you a good temporary repair , but the best will be the visa fix , that's 1-800-NEW-TANK , HTH , dana

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11-28-2007 01:10 PM  9 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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Soldering iron and a milk jug but I wouldn't do it any longer than it takes to get you a new tank, you risk sucking air and running lean.

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11-28-2007 06:15 PM  9 years agoPost 6
nguyen23464

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i have fixed holes in my tanks before. Just use one of your old plastic tail blades and a torch.

To test just loop the fuel line back into the tank and fill it with water. Blow really hard into one of the lines to preassurize the tank and close it off.

Give it a good squeeze and look for water leaks in the tank.

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11-28-2007 10:39 PM  9 years agoPost 7
kyosho_zqn

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Thanks for reply!

I will get a new tank .. haha..

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11-28-2007 11:23 PM  9 years agoPost 8
JuanRodriguez

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Thanks for reply!

I will get a new tank .. haha..
What ?!?!?!?!?!?!? You mean you don't want to get another 100,000 miles out of your $10 dollar tank ???? Shame on you !!!!

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