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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Tue 07 Feb 2017, 8:24 pm

I'm sure this is a very obvious question but I'm rather unsure of the following....The tender kit is going together well, I've e mailed Dean as I seem to be a number of rivet bolts short and not sure if there should be enough in the kit to fix the tender top and divider in place, anyhow on to my question. Once the tender is together do I seal it all without the tender top in place or put that on and seal the whole thing by pouring in the 'POR15 petrol tank sealer' as recomended and running it over all four sides? If I only seal the sides & back/bottom what do you use to seal the top?

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:22 am

For the tender I poured in and made a right mess. For the tender tank I painted my panels and put them all together, leaving the front off. I then went in with a brush and sealed the joints. Fitted the front and sealed the joints through the inspectionn hole. Bit time consuming waiting for it to dry between coats but doesn't leak so worked.

I'll be doing the same for the roller tender.
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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:30 pm

Hi Rob,

Did you use the product that Steve has recommended in the instructions?

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:45 pm

Assuming he is recommending POR still then yes.   I got mine from Frost, buy yourself some cheap 50p or less brushes as you'll not be able to glean them out. I think some used isofix though.
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Post  Robfishman on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 8:51 pm

Oh, And make sure it's thoroughly degreased.  I also sanded my panels to make sure I got a good key.
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Post  TimV on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 10:29 pm

I used a product called Apexior 3 which is specially made for painting inside of water tanks, you can brush it on. i assembled the sides and front panel and painted those upto and including the holes that the top panel bolt to, then painted the underside of the top panel and then fitted it as per my pictures "Modification to tender top" article on forum. This product is available from Heritage steam supplies, Fareham, Hampshire.
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