Yellow Clarke Tank...UGH!


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  • jaredc28

Posted July 31, 2007 - 01:38 PM

#1

I have a 4.7 L clarke tank that is probably 2-3 years old and I love it...except for the fact that it is supposed to be white and it has turned yellow!!!

I know that it is because of the reaction to the gas inside, and I have tried several methods of cleaning it, i.e. steel wool, light sand paper, scotch bright pad, etc... The steel wool and a mild cleaner work the best, but it is still 4 or 5 shades darker than my other plastics.

Any ideas?


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  • vanburi

Posted July 31, 2007 - 02:02 PM

#2

Paint? They have some pretty good paints that stick well to plastics...

Regards,

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 31, 2007 - 02:04 PM

#3

Paint? They have some pretty good paints that stick well to plastics...

Regards,


Not a gas tank though .

I scrape the yellow off by using a razor blade, should work on yours too ?

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  • thedude05

Posted July 31, 2007 - 02:09 PM

#4

I've heard that steel wool and bar keeper's friend works wonders along with some elbow grease of course. I have never tried it myself but it would be worth a shot...

  • Salt n Pepper

Posted July 31, 2007 - 02:11 PM

#5

You might try some of those plastic cleaners. Other than that i don't know man. Good luck.

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  • AtomicGeo

Posted July 31, 2007 - 03:35 PM

#6

Entrenchment of the oxidized gases and de-polymerization of the tank will be an ongoing issue...no way around it...its just the property of plastics. Clean it once...it'll come back again.:prof:

  • NAW

Posted July 31, 2007 - 04:47 PM

#7

Clarke might know if any of the graphics companies are making kits for their tanks. Might be time to cover it up.

  • HeadTrauma

Posted July 31, 2007 - 08:43 PM

#8

The problem is that the rest of your bike isn't dirty enough.....:D

The only real options are either plastic paint or another tank. I have a "natural"(?) IMS on mine that is a dingy translucent white poly plastic color. I'm not sure how old it is nor how it looked when new.

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  • Firelyle

Posted August 01, 2007 - 06:35 AM

#9

[quote name='HeadTrauma']The problem is that the rest of your bike isn't dirty enough.....:D

:lol: :applause:

  • jaredc28

Posted August 01, 2007 - 12:31 PM

#10

Thanks all!!!

I will keep at it with the steel wool and detergent, and I will also work on getting it a bit dirtier!





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