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Best way to remove lining from Chrome tank
adv.: Kynar Tank Linings by Goad
Q. We have a tank that is lined with a glued rubber material and want to remove it, and want to know what is the best way. We do hard chrome plating.tom spangler
Employee - Melrose Park, Illinois
September 28, 2022
A. It is almost certainly a bonded Koroseal liner. It is just a matter of cutting it and pulling it off in strips. If the adhesive is very strong, you need to pull smaller strips until it is manageable. It will be hard work.
For hard chrome linings, we would always recommend Kynar copolymer(instead of Koroseal) and it can go in either as a 90-mil bonded liner or as a 1/4" thick drop in "box" liner.
Kynar is expensive, but once you put in one of ours, you never have to do it again. We do strip and reline projects all the time and could do this for you. If you want a box liner, then you may not need to remove the old Koroseal. Call us if you are interested in learning more.
Jon Barrows, MSF, EHSSC
Heating the liner (with a heat gun) might soften the glue and facilitate removal. Probably ought to have good ventilation.
- Green Mountain Falls, Colorado