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Old 03-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Is there clear coat on aluminum tanks?

Don't want to waste time stripping them if there ain't!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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New ones purchased from VTS do not and they are not polished either. You can always do the toothpaste test to determine if they have clear coat. Put a small dab of toothpaste on your finger and rub it on the tank. If you finger turns black there is no clear coat. The black is aluminum oxide.
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None of the ones I have ever had were clearcoated. I did polish one set once. It was a job.
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I have 30# Worthington Aluminum tanks and they were new when I got them. No clearcoat on them and I'd say non on your tanks unless someone prior to you added clearcoat spray to them. If you are not sure the toothpaste test above works every time. Ed
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Thanks all! Now where did I put my toothpaste?...
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A Word of Caution!

Do NOT use whitening tooth paste! It will cause the tanks to turn brite white and all your friends will laugh when they see the blinding Brite White LP tanks! LOL! , Ed
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