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Old 11 February 2013, 19:49   #1
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Hi all, I recently posted on a problem with water in the fuel. it appears the top of my crompton fuel tank could have been a better design.
To cut a long story short I need to seal the top of the tank to a blank plate that used to house the fuel guage assembly.

I had cobbled together a gasket that I had lying around from the automotive industry but it is not good enough and I need something more substancial. I suspect the top of the fuel tank (fibreglass) is not quite flat and there are gaps to the stainless plate made by yours truly.

Is there a marine gasket material or a marine type of mastic that I could use?

Thanks in advance.

Lee
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Contact port mere rubber in Southampton probably will have something in a sheet that you could then cut out you required gasket from make sure you let them know what is held in the tank
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Old 12 February 2013, 08:30   #3
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Contact port mere rubber in Southampton probably will have something in a sheet that you could then cut out you required gasket from make sure you let them know what is held in the tank
+1 good company to deal with
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Hi all, I recently posted on a problem with water in the fuel. it appears the top of my crompton fuel tank could have been a better design.
To cut a long story short I need to seal the top of the tank to a blank plate that used to house the fuel guage assembly.

I had cobbled together a gasket that I had lying around from the automotive industry but it is not good enough and I need something more substancial. I suspect the top of the fuel tank (fibreglass) is not quite flat and there are gaps to the stainless plate made by yours truly.

Is there a marine gasket material or a marine type of mastic that I could use?

Thanks in advance.

Lee
When I swapped mine over I had what must have been 1/8 inch think 'rubber' gasket to seal it all tight...I still used sikaflex over the edge to be sure no water got in .
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BS2751 Nitrile rubber sheet.
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At least, it should do what it says on the tin as I made the new inspection plate gasket on the fuel tank of the Ballistic with it. Easy enough to cut, and quite soft when you bolt it down.
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Thanks guys, I knew you would all come up with top advice.

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