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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
I used The Works toilet bowl cleaner, avaiable at WalMart for around $1.25 per 16 ounce bottle. It runs around 20% hydrochloric acid and the muriatic is 40% hydrochloric. Fergy, a member of this forum, has a good write up on using muriatic acid. Locally, I could only find muriatic in a gallon container, and you won't need that much. I think I only used one bottle of The Works to do two tanks. When finished, I poured what was in the tank through a coffee filter and put it back in the bottle.
You can do a search for my write up here, or Google: The Works Tank Cleaner. One guy used acetone to dry the tank. I don't recommend this as one spilled drop instantly ate my tank paint. After rinsing the tank with water, immediately give it a really good shot of WD 40. It will displace the water and prevent flash rusting.
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts