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    Default Gas tank restoration

    There is a lot of information, and even a current thread, about using any number of the various gas tank restoration systems. These systems typically involve acid stripping the inside of the tank and then coating with some paint / epoxy type coating.

    I have two tanks that are in terrific condition. When I look inside the tank (as well as I am able to) the surfaces seem to be electroplated in some way- maybe zinc.

    Does anyone know how our tanks came from the factory? Was the inside untreated metal? Personally, I don't think so. Was the inside electroplated? If so, with what?

    Have any of you guys considered having the tank acid stripped and zinc electroplated instead of using one of the coating systems?

    Thanks in advance for the thoughts and comments.

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    I thought the tanks were stamp out of zinc plated sheet metal. I know ford australia use to do that in the seventies to try and prevent rust.

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    I went DIY myself. Spent the extra money on other stuff.
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