I ran into a minor crack in my waste tank (black & grey)
. A local RV dealer that I often get parts from said he would not weld them. They tried it years ago and there was a high failure rate on those repairs.
My research on this forum and from a couple of RV dealers led me to buy a new tank. The two best avenues are either a fiber glass tank or an order for one to Inca plastics. There is a good forum and some threads on making a tank, using your old one for a mold. Inland RV sells fiberglass tanks that seem pretty tough from what I read. I ended up getting one from Inca as they still had the mold for mine, that wa also before I read about the glass tanks from Inland.
It was a pain in the @$$ getting that thing out
and I am not looking forward to "adjusting the plumbing when I put the new one in. On the other hand it was 35 years old as was the dump valve. I ended up with a different model dump valve that i will modify to fit.
Getting back to the main point....high failure rate means there is a real possibility of removing the tank a second time. I guess you have to decide if it is worth it. The Inca tank was a couple hundred bucks
. The fiberglass tanks may be a bit more
but have a reputation for being tough. No matter if you repair or replace I wish you well with this problem. Needless to say I am empathetic (and sympathetic!) to your problem.
good luck & keep us posted. Use the search button & cruise the forums, there is some great material in here.
I may try a seal on the old tank and keep it for a spare that I will never use!