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I have removed my gas tank and plan to ship it in the mail for custom painting. There is still a tiny bit of gas in the tank. I have swished it, shook it, but still I can't get the last little bit out. I don't want the postal service refuse to take it, because they smell gas. Any hints to how to remove the last bit? Thanks to any who can help.

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I would open the petcock and blow compressed air (you DO have a compressor, don't you?) in the top for a while. Then put in some soapy water, shake it around, pour it out, and do the same thing again. Blowing through enough air will evaporate it all in a pretty short time. Do all this outside, and don't smoke while you do it!
 

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I would open the petcock and blow compressed air (you DO have a compressor, don't you?) in the top for a while. Then put in some soapy water, shake it around, pour it out, and do the same thing again. Blowing through enough air will evaporate it all in a pretty short time. Do all this outside, and don't smoke while you do it!
I didn't know if it would be safe to add compressed air or not, but that's probably what I would do, safe or not!
 

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Compressed air isn't a problem. But I wouldn't use the "Dust Off" stuff, which usually is propane or some such thing.
 

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What I used to do was fill them up with water all the way to the top, which forced out all fumes and diluted the gas so much you couldn't even smell it then emptied the tank and dried it out really good....used to use ma's hair dryer after dumping the water. Your biggest concern is the fumes...that's where an explosion, or flare up will come from.
 
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