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Brand New Spectra F26E Tank Greasy Inside And Out

I just bought this tank brand new from Amazon. Well I received it today and I wanted to hurry up and paint it...But the damn thing is greasy! I bought a stock size tank years ago from Spectra and it didnít show up pre-greased. You can also feel and see grease on the inside. Is this a rust preventing coating that I should expect on another tank if I return this one? Should I just clean the damn thing? What the heck! Supposedly itís a brand new part why should I have to do this! Darn thing has several dents. Even came with 4 pry marks!
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Re: Brand New Spectra F26E Tank Greasy Inside And Out

Mine from a few years ago was clean no grease at all.... may have changed and is a rust preventative. I’d give them a call or email. Super clean in a purple bottle is an excellent degreaser, typically I buy in 4 litre jug and pour into spray bottle, then dispense, from spray bottle. Spray on tank leave to soak for 5 min. Hose off done...

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Lastly just installed a mid ship poly tank on my ECLB. It’s out of a SDCC short box, 32 gallons iirc.
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Re: Brand New Spectra F26E Tank Greasy Inside And Out

my spectre tank was non greased
but i agree just clean it up vs dealing with a return and probably the exact same issue with the replacement

is it like the cosmoline type goo that harbor freight tools are soaked in ?

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Re: Brand New Spectra F26E Tank Greasy Inside And Out

I returned it. It bothered me that it looked like somebody tried to Install it...then give up and return it. Several pry marks all over it with dents. Just got the new one no dents no pry marks...But greasy as hell! I guess Iíll be cleaning it off...

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at least it isn't pre buggered lol

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Good to hear you have an unmolested tank anyways, albeit itís greasy Heh heh. I used a spray on rock guard undercoating prior to install and also had to trim passenger corner of tank skid plate to miss exhaust. Hung spare under there too, used threaded ready rod for extension as I recall. Oh ya and Iíd gut the filler inner hose and install a larger breather line, that way tank should fill faster with less burps.
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Some do some don't I have notice . I spray them down with brake cleaner tell clean and then clear coat them never had a problem.
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