Went over tank to find all pinholes under the paint. Ended up being a couple dozen. Tank not worth a lot of effort. Used a pick to find and punch out the rust. Used a dremel to get down to clean metal around the pinhole. Used a business card to fill the holes with Seal-All and keep it thin on the tank surface. Have used Seal-All before in gas applications and it works wonders. Never used for pinholes but it came highly recommended from the internet. Ha. Hit with matte black after Seal-All dried as is. May sand and hit with filler primer but tank not really worth it. Will rock it with the battle scars for now.
Think brand of phosphoric acid I typically use is not as strong as it was. One soak used to wipe everything out and now not so much. Either that or I've simply had a run of really nasty tanks. Also don't see much difference after second phosphoric soak. Will be using muriatic acid for first attack and then follow up with phosphoric to remove flash rust and get the iron phosphate etching next time. Found a decent used tank but is yellow and dunno about yellow. Lol
Painted inspection and cam covers with satin silver high temp paint.
“The real cycle you're working on is a cycle called yourself.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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