Boating How-To’s - Poly Fuel Cell pin hole Q
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04-27-2012, 03:25 PM
I have a poly fuel cell and there is a small pin hole right beside the vent hose fitting. You cant really see it but during a pressure test you can hear it. My question is can this be fixed short of replacing the tank? Can it be plastic welded or sealed(permanently). I just installed the tank and ran all new wiring and PVC above it. Really hate to have to pull it now.:(
04-27-2012, 04:42 PM
You could get some fuel resistant sealant and put a self drilling screw in it.
There might be better options
04-27-2012, 04:50 PM
You should be able to weld it.
04-28-2012, 08:11 AM
A little work with a soldering gun will fix it.(to melt the plastic,not solder it)
04-29-2012, 10:42 AM
See if the new West Marine adhesive made for plastics works. Just give Gougeon Bros a call and they can tell you.
They came up with this because their epoxy does not stick-i believe in the commercial they cut a kayak in two, glued it and launched it.