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    Does anyone know of a product that can seal a plastic gas tank hole? I guess times are getting pretty tough. I went away for a week on business and when I came back someone drilled a hole in my gas tank on my truck. My brother-in-law and I tapped the hole, put a bolt and tried sealing it with a product called quick steel but after about 2 weeks it started to leak. Not a steady drip but it leaves a small dish sized spot on the ground over nite. If anyone knows of a product that is resistant to gas and will adhere to the tank please let me know.

    Let the smart ass comments begin...................
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    Thanks everyone for your help.
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    First thing I thought of is Mighty Putty. I think they sell the same thing under different names at auto parts stores. Don't know how suitable it is for use on a gas tank though.

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    Youre welcome.

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    Or maybe J-B Weld too.

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    This thread does not deliver
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    Where is steagles when you need him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calm View Post
    First thing I thought of is Mighty Putty. I think they sell the same thing under different names at auto parts stores. Don't know how suitable it is for use on a gas tank though.
    Possibility. I saw a youtube video where this guy plugged a hole on a plastic bottle filled with gas with the Putty but i dont know if it will last. This may be my last option before I head to the junk yards and get a used tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRULZ View Post



    Youre welcome.
    I thought of this as well. I tried it but it still gave way to the gas. Im sure its great for water but the gas ate its way through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calm View Post
    Or maybe J-B Weld too.
    The Quick steel I used is similiar to J-B Weld but the gas was to strong for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giddyup4 View Post
    I thought of this as well. I tried it but it still gave way to the gas. Im sure its great for water but the gas ate its way through.

    All joking aside buddy, I had this happen to me years ago on my pathfinder and all the resin and super glue and what have you in the world doesnt work.

    Ultimately I had to take it to the dealership and replace the whole gas tank.

    Filed it under my insurance.

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    This is what i used twice but to no avail. Fucking gas eats its way through everything except..........?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRULZ View Post
    All joking aside buddy, I had this happen to me years ago on my pathfinder and all the resin and super glue and what have you in the world doesnt work.

    Ultimately I had to take it to the dealership and replace the whole gas tank.

    Filed it under my insurance.
    Unfortunately I only have liability on the truck. Looks like I will be going to the junk yard and replace it with a used tank. The dealership wants $500 for a new tank. Fuck that! The junk yard wants $100.
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