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06 May 2018 07:50 #1490 by Jorgen Overgaard
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Thank You
Jorgen

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05 May 2018 23:55 #1489 by Jack Lawless
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Hi Jorgen,
I used Bill Hirsh Miracle Paint, rust killer. It doesn't take much so just buy the pint. It is best to get the grey/silver. You really need to strip the tanks first. I had them dipped and stripped which etches them a little also. Be sure and completely wash off any stripper first. Then just follow the directions of my previous post. I figured if a rivet ever starts leaking again all I will need to do is strip and clean just that rivet and use the stuff again. You can paint over it once it drys. Mine has not leaked at all.

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05 May 2018 15:13 #1487 by Jorgen Overgaard
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bill hirsh has lots of paints and sealers, which exact one did you use? I really could use it. some of my rivets bleed.
Thanks Jorgen Overgaard
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27 Feb 2018 12:55 #1425 by Mike Then
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I looked up the Bill Hirsh miracle paint...never knew that existed. Thanks for sharing Jack!

Mike

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26 Feb 2018 22:41 #1424 by Jack Lawless
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I repaired my leaking Alon tanks and it was easy, worked well, no sloshing, and passed pressure tests. No leaks. I had the tanks dipped to clean them in and out. Then hooked up a vacuum to lower pressure in the tank. Then painted all the seams and rivets on the outsid with Bill Hirsh miracle paint. Used three coats. Fuel, chemicals, etc don't affect it and it is tuff stuff. The vacuum sucks it in to seal the micro holes around the rivets. No leaks and easy to do.

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23 Feb 2018 15:14 #1422 by Mike Then
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I understand it is a labor intensive and rather costly repair.

In my search for an aircraft, I came across an Alon Aircoupe that the owner claimed were prosealed for over 20 years with no leaks!

Mike

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