Originally Posted by Evil v-twin
a micro hole can elude the soapy water test, usually due to technique, but never the less, when the gas or FUMES seep out they will ruin paint and cost much more than coating the tank right. now to properly test the tank put it to 5- 10 lbc pressure and submerge it in water, use pool or bathtub utility sink if thats what you have access to. sealing don properly will last 20 years. and NO KREEM!!!!
The down time for this issue has sucked bad, but my biggest priority all along has been to NOT fuck up the paint job you done for me.
I could have cut the sides of the tank to clean them out, and then would have had to pay someone to weld them back up. Then would have had to pressure test and any pin holes repaired and then would have had to ship them back to you for re-paint... I think I'm going about this the cheapest and most effective way of doing it. If they were just raw tanks it would be different, but these tanks have Bad Ass, Double Vision paint on them