Today we’re going to talk about the proper way to repair a hole in the gas tank. Late-model automobiles have two types of materials that the gas tanks are made out of. It’s usually steel or plastic. The advantages of the plastic are they won’t rot. However, it is very possible that they could be punctured. If they’re punctured, they will have to be replaced.
A still gas tank, on the other hand, has had to deal with moisture and salt road debris. Anything else that’s flying up from the bottom of the road and rust will destroy a gas tank. If this happens, there’s a couple of different ways that it can be repaired. First and foremost, there are kits available that you would simply plug the hole, clean the gas tank up and put fiberglass over the affected area. In my experience and professional opinion, this is not the correct way to do this.
It is not worth your time and effort to go through that process, so that leaves you with two options. You’re going to have to either take it to a welder to have it professionally welded or replace it. Replacement is probably your most cost-effective and economical way to repair the hole in the gas tank.