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MartyJ
i was flushing out a font and when I poured the fuel into a glass jar, the rust that was in the tank came out bound up in glob in the bottom. The glob rolls around and is obviously another clear chemical.  Any ideas of what this is?
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RonMack
What did you use to flush out the tank? Could it have reacted with whatever old fuel was in there?
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MartyJ
Just used some clean Coleman fuel. Whatever it is it is kinda of handy to wrap up the loose rust.  
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Gand28
How about water?  
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Rfieldbuilds
I was transferring fuel yesterday and had a couple of those rusty red drops in the bottom of an otherwise clean can of fuel. I think they were in fact water with rusty bits. 
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RonMack
Gand28 wrote:
How about water?  


That makes sense, water and rust. What did the fount look like after you flushed it?
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MartyJ
I’ll play with it tomorrow.  It is a 242 font so tiny fuel hole and I did not pull the pick-up and have no scope so can’t really tell. It wasn’t a lot of rust so I’m not too worried about the font but just curious as to what the glob was.  I will try some things tomorrow, maybe put in some water with fuel and see if it repeats. I will try for some pictures but water makes sense. I assume water is heavier then fuel as it is sitting on the bottom. 
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Dmacp
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How about water?

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Condensation forms around the top inside of the fount and drips down, and sinks to the bottom. And it causes rust. The water coalesces into one drop unless there is a lot of it.
Look for rust damage when you clean it.
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Rfieldbuilds
If you have a small enough diameter hose, you can get most all of the fuel siphoned out. Then better search the fount for any damage. A little alcohol will help suck up the water and last bit of fuel and help it to better evaporate. Of course, if no one is home you could toss it in the ove....  nevermind😇. Best to put it in the sun and let it evaporate. A hot car dashboard helps evaporation take place pretty quickly too. 
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