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Rust I'm sure most of you have heard of this way to remove rust in a tank... putting a steel or iron piece of metal into the gas tank so its suspended in just the electrolyte liquid and connecting a positive battery cable to the iron or steel rod and the negative to the tank... my question is this: I have a nighthawk, so the gas tank isn't only composed of steel... theres a little piece at the bottom that holds on the fuel guage float and it looks to me like that piece is made of bronze or some sort of copper alloy... if I leave that piece on, will doing this damage it?

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SInce you can remove your tank fairly easily, take it to a radiator shop--they can blast clean and perma seal for about $50. Or try PORs solutions, for about 50.. Rusteco's citrus is repeatedly commented as THE BEST solution, at $250 per 5 gallons, it's expensive, but can reuse again and again--get 5 locals with rusty tanks together and get a 5 gallon bucket of the stuff, and since your organized it, keep the left over to do on another tank someday

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You will destroy the softer metal. Don't do it

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  • Fill water tank with Coca-Cola . Let it soak at least overnight and rinse out thoroughly.Think im crazy? Leave a old coin in a glass a coke for a few days and see what happens!!
  • Refrain from using tap water to fill the iron. Use distilled water ,it's has less of the impurities that cause rust and other metal-oxides forming
  • If all else fails use a small spray bottle of water on the clothes that are at most risk of being soiled.
That way you can add fragrance oil or other things to the water that would normally get boiled off /or pollute the water tank :)

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