Cleaning the inside of air compressor tank
My wife brought home my son inlaw's air compressor for me to use to work on their car and it got air left in it for a long time with out being drained. It has gotten rust inside. is there any way I can clean it or do I need to replace the tank.
John, you don't say how big an air compressor, so I wonder if the effort is worth it, if it's a fairly low cost DIY home compressor?
I suppose, if you were really handy and could disassemble the unit, you might try a light sandblasting, but then that would strip off whatever protective coating that might be left inside the tank.
You could oil the inside of the tank once disassembled, that might help retard ongoing rusting.
Again, depending on the cost of the unit, I wonder if the effort is worth it?
From now on, of course, make sure you leave the drain valve open when your compressor is stored.
Anyone else have any thoughts for John?