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Old 07-12-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Stripping Aluminum Tanks

After discovering my 30# Argosy tanks are aluminum I want to strip the old paint off, buff, and clear coat them before I put in new OPD valves.

The local gas company says they will re-cert them for free when filling.

What is the safest and best way to strip these when empty??
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Aircraft paint stripper will remove it easy! I would pick up 2 spray cans of the stuff and spray it on, wait and hose it off.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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I would wait - the techs may not be too gentle...
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What Wabbit said--- wait till now valves are installed!
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These guys are locals and said they'd just look it over and stamp it.

I was hoping to work on them empty......
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Polish them - but save clear coating until after stamping?
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That is a good suggestion.
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