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Old 06-23-2010, 12:03 AM #1
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Exclamation Help!!!! I Think My Tank Is Cracked!!!!!

Okay so i have a 4500 tank my first carbon fiber tank (: and i think it might be cracked!!!!!!!!!! i sold my steely so im hoping its NOT!!! its up around the Top of the tank its little cracks idk what else to call em and its also brown up there instead of sliver i can post a pic HELPPPPPPPPPP


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Old 06-23-2010, 01:26 AM #2
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Taking a picture that's in focus helps..... Run your fingernail over it. If you can't catch it with your fingernail, you're fine.

And if your'e "acutally" worried. Get the bottle hydroed.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:31 AM #3
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Taking a picture that's in focus helps..... Run your fingernail over it. If you can't catch it with your fingernail, you're fine.

And if your'e "acutally" worried. Get the bottle hydroed.
yeah i can catch my finger nail with it
a group of people in a chat that shall not be named said it was just chipped paint???
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:56 AM #4
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Without better pictures, it is hard to tell. Does the tank have a gel coat, or are you basically "right on" the material with the crack? How old is the tank? If all else fails, contact a local proshop or the tank manufacturer.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:02 AM #5
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Without better pictures, it is hard to tell. Does the tank have a gel coat, or are you basically "right on" the material with the crack? How old is the tank? If all else fails, contact a local proshop or the tank manufacturer.
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the ware from the tank is not very deep
ill get a better picture up i am using my cell phone
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:26 AM #6
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if you can't see fiber through the damage, you're ok. Yes, there's a gelcoat nowdays. You're also frighteningly near hydro date, so you may as well hydro the thing.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:17 PM #7
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The neck area is a bit funny. It's metal up there and not fiber usually, so the gel coating could have just peeled/chipped off there and you're feeling the metal and not fibers itself. I have a tank where that happened and it passed hydro since it only occurred in the neck area. I would have your local field take a look at it but something tells me it's just the metal neck.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:26 PM #8
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Honestly, why risk 4500 psi near your face? Unless of course you want to look like two-face?

Usually the hydro place will test it and apply epoxy over it. (assuming it passes)
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:49 PM #9
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yup going to have tim look at it....... tim is my shop owner
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:52 PM #10
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YaYYYY tank is safe!!!! just checked in with proshop!!!!!
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