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John Whisenant

Weed Eater fuel tank repair

I need to repair the fuel tank on my 2 cycle Weed Eater with J B Weld, but I do not know what the fuel tank is made of or if the J B Weld will bond to it. I do not want to have to purchase a new fuel tank unless I have to.

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Kevin Bowley
I am glad it worked for you. I sometimes overreact on issues involving fuel. I once had a garden tractor start on fire while i was using it. It went up so fast that i didn't react as quickly as I should have. I was very lucky to have gotten off with only some hair singes before it was fully engulfed. We all think it cant happen to us, including me, but I received a scary lesson what a drip of gas onto the exhaust can do. It is very rare that it does ignite, usually it just evaporates but that time it got me. Hence my recommendation.
by Kevin Bowley
March 16th, 2011
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The exact plastic compounds for the fuel tank are not published and it would likely take quite a bit of doing to find that information out as the manufacturer would have to track down via the serial number as to where the tank came from to know for sure.

I can tell you this, I have sealed and have seen tanks sealed with JB Weld for years. Typically any fuel safe epoxy will work for that type of application. JB Weld has always worked fine for me when used on fuel tanks. It may not look pretty, but it does what it should.

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by Manage My Life
March 16th, 2011
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John Whisenant
I have to disagree with you on this one Kevin as I purchased the J B Weld, scuffed up the tank and cleaned it with acetone and then applied the J B Weld and let it cure overnight, and it bonded perfectly with no problems or leaks.
by John Whisenant
March 16th, 2011
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Kevin Bowley
JB Weld will not adhere to the neoprene/nylon fuel tank, I strongly suggest that you replace the tank if a leak has devoloped. It is not worth risking your, or worse, someone else's, life over a piece of plastic. Gasoline is not picky and it explosively deadly. Please repair or discard the machine.
by Kevin Bowley
March 15th, 2011
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Manage My Life
I apologize the correct link did not post here it is
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Having to make repairs on a Weed eater or any appliance is a rather tough job. I have taken the time to research on the Manage My Life website and was not able to locate any similar information to you issue,however I did find a link that yo may be interested in viewing. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I have attached the link below.
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