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Old 04-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Looking for any repair for an ABS fuel tank.

I have cleaned, roughed and heated a gasoline fuel tank. I have used epoxy, super glue, ABS pipe solvent and with no success. Anyone have a good repair??? This tank is for a JD garden tractor with no replacement tank. Frank
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for any repair for an ABS fuel tank.

Are you SURE it's ABS and not black poly? Sounds like that black poly. I've heard of a repair kit that will patch poly, just not seen it in stores.

TAP Poly-Weld. If you go with this, PLEASE let us all know if it works.
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Have you tried JB Weld? I have seen it work on plastic radiators, glove boxes, and pipes. It's impervious to gasoline.
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Re: Looking for any repair for an ABS fuel tank.

to make sure its abs if not listed on tank somewhere is to cut a small piece and do a burn test... i normally weld plastic back together and reinforce the broken area whilst doing so.
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JB weld should be okay for a lawnmower tractor
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