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When installing my new gas tank in my 1969 Malibu, is it necessary to use some form of sealant, or can you just mount the new tank, and fill with gas?

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They had something like a 2 inch strip of thin inslation in the two recessed areas on the top of the tank. I think directly above the strap location on the bottom. You should be able to use just about anything on it.
 

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I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I meant, is it necessary to add some form of liquid sealant to the inside of a new gas tank prior to installation and use? Hopefully that clears things up.
 

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Also be careful on the first fill up, I know some of the aftermarket tanks they put the filler neck to far into the tank so when you go and fill it up gas will start running out of the neck at half full leaving a big mess on you and your ride.
 

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I had my original tank boiled and resealed.
I blasted it and repainted it.

If it was me, and I bought a new tank, I would add a sealer kit before putting gas in it.

This is the ideal time to seal it, before it has gas in it.

Is it required......no.......but then, wouldn't you go the extra mile to protect your tank?
 
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