4-5. FUEL TANK REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
l Fiberglass repair kit (Item 19, Appendix B)
l General mechanics tool kit (Item 19,
l Fiberglass repair kit (Item 20, Appendix B)
l Fire-retardant paint (Item 15, Appendix B)
l Protective clothing (Item 28, Appendix D)
l Paper cup (Item 8, Appendix B)
l Protective gloves (Item 29, Appendix D)
l Wiping rag (Item 18, Appendix B)
l Respirator (Item 30, Appendix D)
l Safety goggles (Item 31, Appendix D)
Upper fuel tank removed (para 4-3).
Lower fuel tank removed (para 4-4).
l Drycleaning solvent (Item 9, Appendix B)
l Epoxy cement (Item 5, Appendix B)
Wear respirator and rubberized protective clothing when working on fiberglass.
Fiberglass dust inhalation can cause severe respiratory problems. Fiberglass particles
embedded in the skin will cause irritation and possible infection. Particles in the skin
are extremely difficult to remove. Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
illness or death.
The following repair procedures apply to both the upper and the lower fuel tank.
l To repair holes larger than 1/2 inch in diameter, follow steps 1-17. To repair cracks or
punctures less than 1/2 inch in diameter, follow steps 18-26.
Cut away damaged area. Make smooth-edged circular opening.
Taper hole (1) on fuel tank (2) so tapered lip is no less than 1/4 inch wide and no more than 1/2 inch wide.