Mar 27, 2008 #4. You might could try a solder iron and melt it back together. Joined Jul 12, 2010 Messages 14,307 Location Success Missouri. No, gorilla glue is not the correct patch. *After mixing, it forms a polymer compound that can be molded or used to build up and repair just about anything made from plastic. 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. 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. Dec 28, 2014. sunfish Fish Head. my gas tank is plastic (2008 scion xb) and the repair is on the bottom. 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. One was the tank divider in my Homelite 750. 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. Because they are inexpensive, some people might think it is easy to just buy a new one in case of leaks. Mar 27, 2008 #4. 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. Jul 15, 2019. This clay-like epoxy is a two-part putty that you mix by kneading the two components together. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will seep through it before it cures, leaving you back in the same situation. I even patched a hole in the crankcase of an old Harley with it. Not to worry, there is a temporary solution to your fuel drip problem: gas tank repair. KwikWeld is a great alternative to original J-B Weld when you need a quick-setting 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. Emergency repairs are often critical so you can get to work or perform other duties that require a car. We suggest watching the tank for leaks over the next 10-15 minutes, and then check it after the hour has passed. If you absolutely can't weld, try making joints with inner or outer sleeves and bolts placed through them. 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. Ideal for repairing plumbing, fuel tanks, tub and shower, drains, pool and spa, boats and potable water tanks; setup occurs even under water. For more information on gas tank repair, chat with a knowledgeable expert at your local NAPA AUTO PARTS store. 0. What you need for a wet repair is JB Weld Autoweld or SteelStik epoxy putty stick. Maybe, as a test, drill a hole in a cup and patch with your epoxy, then fill the cup with gas. Go To Napa And Get The 2 Part Epoxy.they Sell Some That Will Work On Fuel Tanks. The color should be a dark gray. Required fields are marked *. © Copyright National Automotive Parts Association. The epoxy hardens after five minutes, and is fully cured in one hour. my tank on my 04 ttr125l cracked, a pretty lengthy amount. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. Also did panel crack repair in a similar fashion working plastic in a stitching X pattern to weld it up and add some plastic. 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. When cured, it can be sawed, drilled, carved, sanded and painted. 0 0. eaddie. SEAM. Repairing a fuel tank can get difficult, especially when the it is full of fuel. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will … Regal Plastics can custom weld Polypropylene plastic into any shape or size. JB Weld also makes a gas tank repair kit, which consists of a tube of epoxy putty, fiberglass cloth, sandpaper, and an applicator. Work the putty flat against the tank, ensuring the hole is sealed. 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. 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? Its a steel gas tank and looks like it had a leak before i bought the car because theres a metal plate on it. with j-b weld Star. 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. Cut off an amount of epoxy that you think will cover the repair. The putty should harden in five minutes, and fully cured in one hour. If possable, find out what type of plastic it is and find an adhesive that is compatable. While the real solution is to replace the fuel tank, that is not always feasible in the short term. What you need for a wet repair is JB Weld Autoweld or SteelStik epoxy putty stick. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Seamless gas tanks seldom leak and are impervious to the rust and corrosion that affect metal tanks. Once cured, the epoxy can withstand 300-degrees and 900 psi of pressure, so it will be perfect for your leaky gas tank. Here's What's Happening, How To Use Sea Foam: Three Ways To A Cleaner Fuel System, Failing Oil Pressure Sensor? OutRecording Been here awhile. This repair is the same as the SteelStik, but adds some additional strength with the fiberglass. In this video we answer the question does JB Weld work on plastic. 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. Joined: Sep 29, 2005 Oddometer: 174 Location: N38º21.828’ W86º01.391’ elev. Gastastrophe! It failed, badly. Once you find the leak, mark it with the pencil. 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. Your email address will not be published. Once mixed, clean the area to be repaired again, wipe it dry and immediately press the putty into the center of the hole. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. This repair wasn't structurally load-bearing. Patron: https://www.patreon.com/DylonDesbiensBusiness inquiries: dylon.desbiens@yahoo.com That is where JB Weld KwikWeld comes in. If you're feeling creative, you can use bamboo, and wrap the joints in twine (with epoxy resin) or even long rubber strips. OutRecording, Aug 8, 2019 #5. You don’t want a big glob on the tank, you want it to be smooth and flat. 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. I tried it and it seemed to work for a short time. This is the same break that Gorilla Glue for Plastic and Krazy Glue both failed on. Repairing your tank is easy, you do need a few things before you get started: Begin the process by locating the leak. Because the epoxy is clay-like consistency, fuel (or other liquids) can’t seep through it or around it. 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. Clean and scuff the surfaces, then use the epoxy stuff. In some cases, letters are used instead of numbers and triangles. ). 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 many cases, these plastics are identified by the recycling codes on them. Joined Aug 12, 2013 Messages 1,490 Location Japan. Lv 4. #4. #19. troidus, Jun 5, 2017 #20. troidus Long timer. Repairing a fuel tank can get difficult, especially when the it is full of fuel. (the Fuel Will Not Eat Through It) Be American,BUY AMERICAN . How to Use J-B Weld on a Motorcycle Gas Tank That Leaks by Joel Parks . 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. It works better than smooth metal. 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. 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. I went right on top of the crack and sealed it. This is the fastest way to keep that expensive fuel in the tank and not on the asphalt. This is best used in larger repairs or on a tank with multiple pinhole leaks. Beside above, can JB Weld be used on plastic? Absolutly not. I have used it for many different applications. 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. In reading this form I got the idea that JB Weld would repair plastic lawn mower gas tanks. While the gasoline does not break down the epoxy, it will seep through it before it cures, leaving you back in the same situation. Spray the area with the cleaner and wipe it down. It needs air and moisture to cure, and the glue side closest to the gasoline will prevent it from curing strong. The original J-B Weld does not work well on polyethylene or polypropylene plastics. #1. walstib, Apr 19, 2009 #2. walstib DeadHead. All Rights Reserved. Thanks for stopping by my channel! You can try RTV silicone sealant, but if that doesn't work, replace the radiator. 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. I need to fix up one of those tabs that holds a plastic part on - will it work? "Q: Is J-B Weld … Your email address will not be published. Automotive expertise from NAPA AUTO PARTS. I've used it to repair crankcases, cylinders, etc. 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. While the real solution is to replace the fuel tank, that is not always feasible in the short term. Snow Chains vs Cables: Which Is Right for You? Wait at least an hour to drive the car. 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. 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. 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. 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. Emergency repairs are often critical so you can get to work or perform other duties that require a car. 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. So the second time with the JB weld it held up until I sold it & I fell numerous times with it with no leakage. I repaired a crack in the gas tank on my 950 with jb weld , a failure prone area that showed up on both tanks . 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. section of car image by pixelcarpenter from Fotolia.com. Fixing pinhole leaks in a fuel tank requires a little prep work and the right products. Not to worry, there is a temporary solution to your fuel drip problem: gas tank repair. It obvious not JB Weld, but something similar and wipe it down and... 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