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jaredc28

Yellow Clarke Tank...UGH!

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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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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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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...

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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:

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

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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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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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