Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


I have an older aquaplate watertank that is now out of warranty. When I cleaned it out I discovered one floor panel has lots of bubbles erupting (looks like rust erupting) and there seems to be some damage to the polymer coating - a scratch in one spot. The rest of the floor and the walls all look fine. What would be the best way to repair and seal this damage? I've attached a couple of photos. My thinking is that I would have to sand back any rust spots, apply rust converter and then paint over with some sort of sealer. The floor is aquaplated galvanised sheeting (with aquaplate on both sides). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Attached Thumbnails
Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank-dsc01763.jpg   Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank-dsc01764.jpg   Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank-dsc01766.jpg   Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank-dsc01760.jpg  

Bags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newtown, Ct
Posts: 425
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Is this tank used for potable water?

There are 2 products that come to mind. The first one is Rust Bullet. From your photos I would say it would be exactly what the doctor ordered to solve your problem.

WWW.RUSTBULLET.COM

Just wire brush the loose rust and scrape the blisters. Apply it directly to the rust. No need to sand to bare metal. Apply a second coat after 4 hours.
Since this is a under water application you may want to consider a 3rd coat.Thats all there is to it.

The second product/products which may provide a solution is from
www.prosealproducts.com

Good Luck, Doc


Last edited by Docfletcher; 04-29-2008 at 07:30 AM.
Docfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Thanks Doc,
The rustbullet product looks good, but I think it needs to be in contact with the metal to work. The thing about aquaplate is that it has a polymer layer bonded on to it, which may prevent the product working (unless I somehow sanded it off). I guess the same goes with cold galv or other rust converters.
Bags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newtown, Ct
Posts: 425
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Bags, Call Rust Bullet and ask them. I believe you will find that it will adhere to the polymer layer just fine. Rust Bullet is a special urethane which will adhere with a death grip.

I have used it on many surfaces.

Doc
Docfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Doc, Where would I find Rust Bullet sold? Bunnings? Thanks.
Bags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 07:29 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newtown, Ct
Posts: 425
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


You have to order it directly from Rust Bullet. You can order it in several sizes.http://www.rustbullet.com/Products/H...e_and_Farm.htm

http://www.rustbullet.com/Products/H...e_and_Farm.htm

The link above shows product in use for home and farm stuff. Has a nice video to watch to.

I like the automotive silver. It is a bit thinner, brushes & rolls on easy.

A pint is $9.99 A quart $39.99 One gallon 129.99

Call them and tell them how you want to use it.

If you get it on your skin it takes a long time to wear off.

Keep the can lid area free of Rust Bullet or you wont be able to reopen the can the next time you use it.

If you have product left over and you wish to save it, wrap the can in several layers of shrink wrap to keep out all air. Air will turn it rock hard.

Good luck, Doc

Last edited by Docfletcher; 04-30-2008 at 08:16 AM.
Docfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #7
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 0
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


I've seen Rust Bullet at commercial kitchen supply stores.
__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newtown, Ct
Posts: 425
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Leah, The Rust Bullet you have seen most likely is some other product, for some other purpose.

Rust Bullet is only available online from Rust Bullet. This info is directly form Rust Bullet.

No Authorized resellers.

Doc
Docfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
Learning by Doing
 
Leah Frances's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Easton, Maryland
Posts: 3,156
Rewards Points: 0
Blog Entries: 7
Default

Repairing the floor of an older aquaplate water tank


Hmmm? I smell some trademark infringement.

__________________
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
Leah Frances is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low hot water pressure crebive Plumbing 38 02-26-2013 12:26 AM
Toilet jpark Plumbing 18 01-05-2009 07:12 AM
Upstairs toilet pipe noise bliss Plumbing 8 01-10-2008 07:55 AM
No Expansion Tank for Water Heater vasanvasan Plumbing 4 12-13-2007 11:16 PM
Copper Hot Water Tank - Green Stain grover432 Plumbing 2 11-28-2005 11:05 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.