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Fuel Pump 2011 CBR 250r (rust in fuel tank)

My sons fuel tank has a lot of rust in it. Im going to try and remove the rust by electrolysis. I have removed the fuel pump and the float appears to have moved to a wrong position would someone have a pic showing the position of the float attached to pump?
I'll replace filter and see if pump is OK.
Any other suggestions to how to remove rust would be appreciated.
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I've used metal prep chemicals and some nuts/bolts to remove the rust. Some have rust inhibitors also, as you need something to stop it from rusting again. We have used RedKote sealer in a tank that was pretty bad, but that's my last resort. I'd rather clean it and use a phosphate to prevent rusting instead of a coating.

Keeping the tank as close to full as possible, and not using gas with ethanol, will help - especially for storage. I also add a few ounces of 2-stroke oil at the end of the year when I top-off the tank for storage.
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