In this edition of Ask An Expert, we sought to find the answer to a question a reader left us on our tank refurbishment article.
"I have a Honda 70 ADV that had a rusty tank, it looks like I've done a good job with the rust using full nuts and a full tank of white vinegar. What I want to know is if it has a full tank of petrol will this prevent rusting again or would you advise on a sealer?"
We spoke to Steve Cooper, Editor for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and he explains various solutions below.
Modern fuel containing ethanol can and will promote corrosion over time regardless of brand.
According to Steve, the petrol companies are not really interested in old bikes and their products are designed for modern vehicles with fuel injection and high-end engine management systems.
Fresh fuel has been a hot topic for Ask An Expert in recent months. For further advice, take a look at our blog, Ask An Expert: Should I Fill My Tank With Fuel When I Store It?
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