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Old 06-18-2012, 04:29:29 PM
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what should you coat a cork float with?..for an early carburater.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:10:12 PM
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Haven't tried it but I've heard of using pvc cement or super glue.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:43:32 PM
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The additives in todays gas will eat them! Get some alcohol resistant gas tank sealer, like Lee Pederson sells. Give the float 2 coats, and let dry a day between coats, and at least a week before re-installing in the engine.
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Be sure to weigh the floats before you use them.
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Default Re: cork floats

Kwik-Poly, it's really pretty cool stuff. Google it if you get a chance. The float setting will have to change just a little due to the added weight.
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Default Re: cork floats

I have a can of clear epoxy that's about a decade out of date but it still works fine.

Gasoline, alky, etc. don't faze it.

My guess is that you could probably get by coating the float with epoxy glue. Just make sure it's fully cured before you dunk it.

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I used Kwik Poly on tanks years ago, on a friends AV tractor it seperated and peeled off. This was bought before the alcohol problem was common, I blamed the failure on alcohol. They may have improved the formula.
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I have used gas tank sealer many times without fail. Doesn't add any more weight than the original shellac did. I have also sealed cracked float bowls with great success.
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I'm the KWIK POLY EVANGELIST!
Bill is right. Use the Kwik Poly! I just bought another 2 gallons of it.
I've dipped cork floats in it, sealed fuel tanks, thickened it and fixed rotted porch posts, sealed brass floats, fixed broken hooves where a horse threw a shoe, filled rotted floors around leaking toilets without having to pull the flange, pipe, and replace the wood. (one time I even poured it UNDER the new linoleum and saved have to pull it up). It's also great for old wood on early cars.
One Christmas Eve, my children were on the table "helping" my wife make cookies, when the screws holding the rails pulled out of the cheap MDF "wood" and the whole works came crashing down. I got in late from installing a boiler, and my wife was so apologetic for the extra project I walked into.
I told her, "No problem, I've got KWIK POLY!". I flipped the table over, poured a little KP into the little craters where the screws pulled out. It soaks right into the wood and needs several applications, but the great thing is that it dries in less than 5 minutes (depending on temp and humidity) and can be drilled and a new screw run right into it. It's now better than new. My wife was amazed! You too can be the hero, with Kwik Poly. I buy it from Dale in Missouri. (google Kwik Poly) He doesn't do credit cards, but just sends a bill to you with your order, and ships fast. Tell him Kevin sent you. I don't get a commission or anything, but I am very excited about this product.
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This is very intresting info !.

Had also problems with this in the past.

Thank for posting this.
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