Originally Posted by Dusty
If you want to remove rust from metal use Phophoric acid, not muratic.
Phosphoric acid is sold under the brand name "OSPHO".
It is also found in "Naval Jelly", and "Metal Prep".
It turns the Iron Oxide (Rust) into a hardlayer, that can be painted right over.
It is green in color, and when once treated won't rust again.
I think that is what I used on my Norton tank.
BTW, I use a heavier petroleum product when doing the shake part with the screws. Diesel, Varsol, etc. I was worried about sparks and gasoline in the tank while doing this.
Maybe I am just over paranoid?