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How to repair Acerbis tank?

Hi, i bought a second hand Acerbis 23L tank for my XT600E from a fellow Hubber a number of months ago. I have just got round to fitting it and have dicovered a small pin hole leak. Anybody know how to mend this? i am leaving for 2 months on the 12th June. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Stuff called "Petseal Plus". Its a liquid liner, designed for plastic tanks.
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It should be weldable. Is there anywhere on the tank where you could shave off a little strip of plastic ? Clean the area of the hole then weld it with a soldering iron; use an electric one not a gas one obviously.

Melt the hole then use your shaved off strip as a filler rod. You can build up a bit of a patch if you let it cool then have another go. Have a practice on something like an old mudguard or even a tupperware type container to perfect you technique.

There are companies that use this method on car bumpers and bike plastics but if you aren't worried about an invisable repair, you should get be able to get a reasonable result yourself.

Once you've done, have a pretty good pick at the repair with something sharp to check that you got a good bond. Don't get the plastic too hot or you will change it's characteristics; it will go brittle. If you can't produce your filler rod from the tank, you'll have to find some similar plastic.

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Thanks guys, i was already thinking about the soldering iron and being a belt and braces man the tank liner is also an excellent idea. Cheers Andy
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does anyone know a UK supplier of Petseal Plus ?
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does anyone know a UK supplier of Petseal Plus ?
I have only seen it at auto jumbles but can be got from e bay
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So, so sorry about the dud info . Petseal Premium is the stuff I used, not Petseal Plus (which dosn't exist!).
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hi, you did manage to confuse me, but that isn't too difficult. i welded it with the soldering iron and coated the outside with JB Weld, it has stopped leaking and hopefully will last for the 2 months we are away. Cheers for your and everones help. Andy
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