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More info on this (been there done ALLllll that stuff). :)

I got a stretch tank for mine also. Of course I did everything the hard way, so learn from my mistakes. :)

As soon as you get the tank, plug up all the holes (you can just use masking tape), put an air compressor hose to one of the holes, and pump it up with air (doesn't need much pressure at all). If you think you have a leak, spray shaving cream on the area, or a little soap - it will bubble if there is air coming out.

If there is a leak, send it back or have it fixed (we happened to know someone who knew a welder).

Then, BEFORE you have it painted (to avoid messing up the paint), decide weather or not to use the Kreem. I did and I regret it. Yes everyone says if you do it right and follow the instructions it works, but I did that (believe me, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to things like that) and half of it peeled, and I couldn't get the other half out, and every once in a while when I'm getting gas a little piece floats up to the top.

Anyway, if you DO decide to use the Kreem stuff, put acetone (can be picked up at the local Lowes or Home Depot in the paint section) and rinse the tank out with it. This will not only clean it really well, but will also etch the surface slightly so that the Kreem stuff will stick better. I'd go through several times of sloshing it around and putting new stuff in and sloshing it around, yadda yadda yadda.

Follow the instructions on the Kreem for the rest.

After all this, put the masking tape (if you took it off) back on all the holes of the tank (you don't want paint on the threads or the gas crossover connectors if you have that, etc). And get the thing painted.

Good luck. I'm WAyyyy too familiar with my tank now (did all this crap 2 years ago) so if you have any questions feel free to ask. :) HAVE FUN!
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