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Old 01-04-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Newbie ASME tank question.

Greetings. A newbie who just bought a 1999 Winnebago Brave 26P. Excellent shape considering the year. Starts and drives well. Inside is very well care for. My questions concerns surface rust on the 23 gal ASME propane tank. As one who believes in preventative maintenance. Is this something that I can remove and paint with the proper pre-painting prep work?
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Propane tanks are steel and (because of there location) the paint coating can get chipped and that will lead to surface rust. If that is what you have and the rust is not so bad as to jeopardize the integrity of the tank, then it can be and should be properly prepared and re-painted. Good luck and welcome to IRV2...
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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Maybe someone will come by and answer your question.
So far non have.

I have a tank that is 15 years old and needing repainted also.
On the upside the rust may take another 20 + years before it puts a pin hole in the tank. Longer then I have to worry about.
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Wire brush the rust and loose paint. Use a good rust preventive primer and paint with a good enamel as a minimum.

If the tank has pitting, I'd take it by a place that inspects ASME tanks and get them to check it.

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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

I would not hesitate to repaint my propane tank if it was rusting. I would use a wire brush to remove the rust, tape up the fittings and gauge, and paint it with a spray can of Rustoleum paint. JMHO!

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