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Old 05-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Took my steel 100's for VIP and one of them has surface rust and needs to be tumbled. Anybody of a place in P'cola or Mobile area that does this work?

I am down to one 100 and one steel 80 so I would like to get it done quickly since ERS season comes in this week.
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I would think any of the dive shops could do it. I did it all the time when I worked at a dive shop.
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Call Dive Pros in Pensacola. 850-456-8845.
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Took my steel 100's for VIP and one of them has surface rust and needs to be tumbled. Anybody of a place in P'cola or Mobile area that does this work?

I am down to one 100 and one steel 80 so I would like to get it done quickly since ERS season comes in this week.
This is pretty common with steel tanks, They will flash rust if not completely dried after hydro. If it is just light surface rust, you can clean it with a "whip" which is kind of like a wire brush on a long spindle. MBT Divers can take care of this during the VIP, and have it back to you pretty quick. Tumbling a tank is a labor intensive process - meant to remove hydrocarbons..... and If you don't use rust inhibitive chemicals, you will just end up with flash rust again. If there is more rust in your tanks than the whip will easily remove, you may have bigger problems.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:44 AM   #5
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just fill em full of sand and toss em on the racks when you print the paper. What could go wrong?
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