Fuel tank issues/remove sealant
So my fuel tank had a small leak by the rear bracket. It's an sp1. I removed the gas tank tonight to take it tomorrow to get welded. Upon removal I noticed its already been welded once before and they put a horrible sealant inside the tank! I was noticing hesitation while riding so I thought it could be the fuel filter.... Well, I removed the fuel pump assembly and found steel wool stuck near the filter in the rubber carrier. Wtf. Back to the sealant inside the tank. So when I inspected the inside of the tank from the bottom, the sealant is bubbled up and starting to separate. Again wtf. Some people expect these quick "fixes" to work? So my questions are; should I just buy a new tank? Should I try and fix mine? If so how can I remove the sealant? Is this even possible? I'm gonna take it to a shop tomorrow and see what they say. I need it cleaned out and welded at the rear bracket. Any info will help. Thanks guys!