Hartlepool Radiator Company can also provide a complete motorcycle tank restoration service for all makes and models using the unique Fuel Tank Renu process.
After assessing the condition of the tank, we will call you with an exact cost for the restoration of your motorbike tank. If you prefer not to continue with the process, we can return your tank immediately.
The tank will go into our oven and bake until ALL fumes are completely eliminated and the tank will be safe to process.
If any after-market coating material has been used in the tank, it will need to be burned out before proceeding. The pour in solution does not solve the rust problem and adds to our preparation time.
The exterior will be blasted to remove all paint, rust body filler, etc.
Next we assess the tank configuration to determine the best possible method of accessing the interior to blast, removing all contaminates to the bare metal. This will involve removing part of the tank.
The inside and the outside will be thoroughly blasted – nothing sticks to rust, not even Renu.
The removed part of the tank will be welded back in place and all welds will be ground down to conceal the welds. The welds will also be blasted to rough up enough for the Renu to make a secure bond.
After all blasting residue is blown out of the tank and it is totally clean, a thicker Renu product is brushed on welds and pinholes and feathered out to ensure an even finish. It is then baked in our oven to harden.
Once cooled, the holes are taped and the tank is filled with our red Renu interior product and rolled to ensure a good even coating inside the tank. The excess is poured out and the tank is baked to set the interior coating.
After cooling, the bottom half of the tank will be coated with the black Renu exterior product and baked a third time. This completes the Renu process and means that your tank will not rust inside.
When the tank is cool it is tested and two coats of primer will be applied to the top half. It is then returned to the customer primed and ready for painting.
We can arrange for your tank to be painted (as shown on the black Honda Shadow Spirit), please ring us to enquire about this service.
GTS1750 Gas Tank Sealer – For use in Metal or Fibreglass/ Composite Tanks
We also offer an alternative process for motorcycle tanks.
We prepare the tank by using a tank seal remover to remove any old lining. Most of the rust is removed at this stage and any which we are unable to remove is taken care of by the new lining, which is designed to seal it in. Any holes or weeping seams are blocked off and the Gas Tank Sealer is poured into the tank and the tank rotated before curing.
This option is particularly useful for Fibreglass/ composite tanks and those hoping to save their paintwork (we do our best not to disturb the paintwork although we cannot guarantee it).
Please contact us on 01429 236300 for more information and prices where our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions.
Want to increase the range of your motorcycle fuel tank?
In addition to having your tank ‘renu-ed’ we can also increase the range of your machine with a simple but effective modification to your tank by our fabrication team.