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nthomas1
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« on: 25 March, 2016, 10:30:28 PM »

I have been treating light surface rust on the floor inside my Fulvia prior to painting and re-trimming.  I have used a wire brush on some areas and have (naturally) noticed sparks being generated.  I now want to clean up and paint the inside of the boot.  Would it be dangerous to use a wire brush in proximity to the top of the fuel tank - or am I being overly cautious?  Forgive my ignorance, but after 40 years of driving company cars I'm starting at the bottom of the expertise ladder when it comes to do-it-yourself work on a car!
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Norm Thomas
Ormskirk, Lancashire

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1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
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rogerelias
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MY 1600HF IN HEARTBEAT GARAGE


« Reply #1 on: 25 March, 2016, 10:52:58 PM »

If you use a brass wire brush, it doesn't produce sparks
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1958 VELOCETTE MAC
Triumph Bonneville t120v 1972
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Richard Fridd
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« Reply #2 on: 26 March, 2016, 08:56:35 AM »

I have heard wearing  overalls with a brass zip reduces  spark risk
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« Reply #3 on: 26 March, 2016, 10:09:06 AM »

It is easy enough to take the tank out and expose all the rest of the rust.
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SanRemo78
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« Reply #4 on: 26 March, 2016, 10:54:43 AM »

If you're ever worried about working on a fuel tank just drain off the petrol, drop the tank out of the car, attach a pipe to the exhaust of another car and put the other end into the tank and run the engine for 15 -20 minutes which will clear out the remaining explosive fumes.

Guy
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frankxhv773t
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« Reply #5 on: 27 March, 2016, 03:23:41 PM »

It also fills the tank with non oxygenated gas which prevents ignition.
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