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FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT PROFESSIONAL TANK LINER

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This product has been developed for Professional use; if you are not confident in coating your tank yourself seek professional help.

Why use an internal tank coating?

A problem fuel tank should be replaced with a new one, but as often the case they are usually unobtainable, one solution is to have this professionally repaired by welding new metal into the structure or as a last resort, you can prolong the life of your ageing fuel tank by treating and coating the inside, to form an inner lining to seal small leaks and to protect the metal structure from rusting due to the hydroscopic nature in modern fuels.

Most fuel tank coatings have and will eventually fail due to the recent introduction of ethanol, FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT is resistant to alcohol products such as ethanol.

Description:
FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT is a two pack solvent free epoxy fuel tank coating, which when cured will form an extra strong lining inside the fuel tank, this 650 gram kit will treat most tanks up to a 25 litre tank. You may use less quantity but the mix ratio should be 100 to 25 of hardener measured by weight.

Preparation:
Prepare the fuel tank by removing any fuel taps, sensors, filters etc. all exits & threads must be protected & sealed to prevent any leakage, seal with either a blanking plate, cork or wooden dowel, internal threads can be sealed with a old petrol tap or a plug of the same thread or use a smaller diameter bolt with masking tape wrapped around the thread, then grease the blanking bolt & screw into the inside of the petrol tank to a depth of about 3mm.

The fuel tank must be thoroughly clean making sure that all traces of stale fuel and oil have been removed, if your tank is rusty, treat with a rust remover such as FLOWLINER BIO-RUST a biodegradable safe method of treating rusty components.

Mix the FLOWLINER BIO-RUST @ a ratio of up to 20 parts of hot water to 1 part of FLOWLINER BIO-RUST, as a guide a one kilogram unit of FLOWLINER BIO-RUST will treat up to a 20 to 30 litre tank, when the tank is full leave for 12 to 24 hours do not leave the tank sealed up. Drain the fluid into a plastic container; this can now be used as a dipping solution for any other rusty items.

If some rust is evident in the tank this can be easily removed by agitating the tank with some sharp gravel, sand, lengths of small chains or nuts & bolts in a litre of FLOWLINER BIO-RUST, then wash the tank thoroughly with a hot mild detergent wash and then rinse thoroughly and leave to dry.

If the inside surface area is smooth it is advisable to treat the area to help with the bonding process, this can be achieved with shaking the tank with decking or dry wall screws to etch the surface area, failure in this process could affect the bonding process.

We advise rinsing the tank with acetone or gun wash/cellulose thinners, all safety procedures should be adhered to.

The fuel tank must be 100% dry and free of any deposits which may inhibit correct adhesion.

Mixing:
Store the FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT at room temperature for 24 hours before using.

Pour the small container FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT B into the opened tin of FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT A and mix the FLOWLINER together for five minutes.

Application:
Pour the FLOWLINER into your prepared tank, protect & seal the filler neck and invert, now move your tank slowly backwards and forwards, side to side until you are sure that all the top of your tank is coated, now stand your tank on one end and wait until the rest of the FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT has collected, now coat the rest of the tank as previously, checking inside to see if you have coated the tank completely, now stand your tank on its other end and allow the product to collect, repeat the process again, remember the more times you repeat the process the thicker the FLOWLINER ARMOUR COAT coating will be, you need a minimum coating of 1mm thick, do not allow the coating to pool in one area when drying as this may overheat.

Gelling times will vary with temperature but will be around 50 to 90 minutes, touch dry in 12 hours, fully cured in 7 days

DO NOT SEAL THE TANK WHILE CURING AND DO NOT FILL WITH PETROL UNTIL FULLY CURED.

All work and fuel testing should be carried out prior to refinishing the exterior of the fuel tank, as all parameters for the coating are out of our control any liabilities lie with the user.

Tank coating service available, door to door collection
and delivery arranged POA

Health and Safety:

Chemical name………………………………………………………… Epoxy Coating

Trade name…………………………………………………………………FLOWLINER

Skin contact………………………………………………………………wash with soap and water

Eye contact……flush with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes and seek medical help

Ingestion………………………………………………………………………seek medical help

Further COSHH NOTES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

If you need any further instructions or advice e-mail info@cwylde.co.uk telephone on 0113 246 8888

C Wylde & Son Ltd
(Established 1937)
THE WEIGHBRIDGE, AIRE PLACE MILLS
143 KIRKSTALL ROAD
LEEDS LS3 1 JL




Dec 2010

 

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