BMW R26 Gas Tank Repair

Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by whg1635, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. whg1635

    whg1635

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    I've got a TINY crack in the weld in the bottom of my BMW R26 gas tank. I tried JB Weld to fix it, and that worked for a few years but it recently started leaking again. Is there a better product to use? It is a very small area on the exterior bottom of the tank around a mounting hole. Thanks!
     
  2. bicycleguy

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    Can you braze it?
     
  3. bicycleguy

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    If you do use a sealer of some sort make sure not to get any on the outside of the tank, that stuff destroys paint.
     
  4. raggedjim

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    I've never used the Eastwood sealer. I have used Kreem and ended up having problems with it after a couple of years (it didn't like alcohol in gas and started flaking off in gummy balls). Messed up my carbs...

    The last thing I used was a 2 part epoxy from Caswell plating. It made the inside of the tank look like the inside of a thermos! I really like it and it has held for over 5 years, still looks new.

    Good luck, Rg
     

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