POR15

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  1. presscall

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    It’s done its job on two lantern fonts and a stove tank - all with stress cracks - now I have the frustration of seeing the (expensive) residue harden in the tin prior to being binned.

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    That’s the smallest tin intended to seal leaks in a motorcycle fuel tank. Yet smaller would be great for stove and lantern tank repairs.

    John
     
  2. ROBBO55

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    It may be a bit late for this tin, John.
    I was advised not to open the lid but turn it upside down and punch a hole in the bottom with a nail. Then use a syringe to suck out enough material to do the job. Plug the hole with something like the end of a small paintbrush.

    I have reused a tin several times over a two year period (so far).

    You could try closing the tin and giving it a try. Nothing to lose.
     
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    @ROBBO55 A good tip indeed for the future. I should have piped up earlier!

    Looking good on the way it’s coated the tanks (yet to finish curing before trying out the lamps/stove) so likely I’ll get some more some time.

    John
     
  4. Sternenlicht

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    Maybe storage in a freezer helps preventing the hardening?

    Ciao, Bastian
     
  5. Majicwrench

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    Like above, I drill a hole in can and then put a small wood screw in hole.

    I then squeezed can to push out whatever product I needed, by squeezing can I figured I was keeping air out. That can (motorcycle sized) lasted for 3-4? years.

    Can I have now I have not "squeezed", and still seems to be dong fine, sealed a Coleman #2 tank early spring.

    I have used POR15 for years on auto fuel tanks and really like the stuff.
     
  6. hikerduane

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    I flip the can over, but it must be old stuff because I tore the lid up really good the first time, trying to remove the lid, still used it for two small items. Not sure what is left now will be usable.
    Duane