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Old 05-24-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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LP tank Maintenance

Probably in wrong Forum but here goes. I was told last winter by LP delivery man my LP tank needed cleaned and painted. Ok. My question is
can I use a sanding disk on drill motor to do clean-up of tank? It's on a
03 Adventurer. I did this job on another MH,but I can't remember if I used
sand disk or not. Memory is second thing that's goes. I can't remember the first. Thanx Ya'll rmwaggy

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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I plan to clean up my LP tank this summer by wire brushing, power & hand, to take off the loose pieces of rust.

Coat the tank with Ospho, which is phosphoric acid plus other stuff. See


I will then prime with red primer and paint with white alkyd oil enamel.

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You should not need to sand it unless it is very rusty indeed. Wire brushing is usually sufficient. If there are bad rust spots, use whatever sanding technique you like, but I would just hand sand the spots with emery cloth or fairly coarse silicon carbide sandpaper and then lightly scuff the rest.

Ospho is a great choice for protecting it from further rust, but if it is not bad any anti-rust paint will do the job.
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I know what the first is but won't say here.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Pete & Linda View Post
I know what the first is but won't say here.
Just ask Bob Dole.
I plan on wire brushing the rust spots. Touching up with some emery cloth. And then just using a Rustoleum spray paint. The LP tank that is.
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