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Northern Fuel Tank Liner 1 pt.











STAYS FLEXIBLE – Will never crack or peel off. ALCOHOL RESISTANT – No expensive come-backs. BRIGHT BLUE COLOR – Both you and your customer can see results. COVERS RUST – Seals old rust in and prevents future rusting. SEALS LEAKS – Gets the multitude of pin-holes you can’t find.

Northern Fuel Tank Liner is easy to use and effective when the directions are followed. It internally seals the multitude of small leaks that often form due to age, rust or where the straps wrap around the tank. If you fix the major leaks, Northern Fuel Tank Liner seals the rest! Northern Fuel Tank Liner is resistant to gasoline, diesel fuel, ethanol and other fuels or fuel additives. It is designed to seal new or existing fuel tanks with minor leaks. Contrary to what some people will tell you, rust does form inside gas tanks. The cause is condensation and water in the fuel. Northern Fuel Tank Liner seals rust under the liner coating so it cannot flake off to plug fuel-line filters or cause additional damage. Further rusting is also reduced. Some of the specific advantages of Northern Fuel Tank Liner are as follows: 1. The coating is very flexible and does not crack. This gives the repair a much longer life 2. The polymer was specifically chosen because of its tight adhering qualities. In comparison to other coatings, Northern Fuel Tank Liner does not peel off even when the metal is bent. This protects against loosening of the coating by vibration or denting of the tank. 3. Northern Fuel Tank Liner is resistant to methanol, alcohol and other fuel additives. However, we do not recommend Fuel Tank Liner be used for sealing fuel tanks which store straight alcohols, methanol, Isopropyl or ethanol. 4. Northern Fuel Tank Liner levels out to the surface uniformly. You will not get a wide variation in thickness as with some other coatings. 5. Northern Fuel Tank Liner is thicker and usually requires only one coat as opposed to two coats for many other coatings. Holes up to 1/32nd may be coated and sealed safely. Rust is sealed in so that it cannot flake off. 7. The blue color is easily visible to you and the customer. You can be sure that you didn’t miss a spot. NOTE: over time, the blue dye used in Northern Fuel Tank Liner may leach into the gasoline (turning it green). Generally this is only noticed when the vehicle has been in storage for an extended period of time. Directions: (Please note the special instructions for Diesel tanks section if you are lining a diesel tank) Please review the warning section prior to starting your project. 1. Empty all fuel from tank. Remove fuel tank from vehicle. 2. Remove sending unit, float, feed lines, filters, anything that could be clogged by the coating. 3. Remove any loose rust by tapping on the tank with a rubber mallet or by tumbling with a piece of chain in the tank. Flush out debris. 4. Clean tank by using and following the directions of Northern Tank Cleaner found in the kit or sold separately, part #RW0125-77.

5. Any leaks larger than 1/32nd of an inch should be repaired prior to lining. Northern recommends that the tank be brought to a repair facility that has experience in soldering, NEVER weld on a fuel tank or solder with a flame! 6. It is important to make sure that the tank is completely dry before continuing. The use of a blower to circulate air through the tank will cut the dry time substantially. 7. Follow the instructions of our Northern Tank Prep found in the kit or sold separately, (part # RW0125-55 pint or RW012556 quart). Pour 1/2 of the Northern Tank Prep into the tank, slosh thoroughly and pour out. On larger tanks you may need to repeat the process with the second 1/2 of Northern Tank Prep. Do not reuse the Northern Tank Prep. Instead let it evaporate safely away from flames or sparks 8. Cover all open holes in the tank by plugging or covering with tape, except the one to be used for pouring in the coating. 9. Pour Northern Fuel Tank Liner in to the tank, if you are going to completely line the tank you will want to cover the last opening. You can get by with one quart on tanks of about 1220 gallons or less. We recommend two quarts for tanks larger than 20 gallons. A pint will typically be adequate for small engine and motorcycle tanks. 10. Tip the tank onto each side and slosh the coating around to completely cover the inside. Use a rocking motion rather than shaking. It is important to do a thorough job or you may miss parts of the tank behind baffles. You do not need to line the entire tank, only those portions that you wish to repair or seal. However, if you wish, you may seal the entire tank. If you are installing a new tank it is a good idea to line it prior to use as many new tanks are mild steal and have no lining protection. 11. Drain out the excess Tank Liner. Excess Northern Tank Liner may be poured back into the original container, cover tightly to save for reuse. The best method is to turn the tank over and let it sit overnight so that the excess liner drains out the main filler opening. Place a receptacle under the drain opening to collect the excess as it drips out. It is very important that you do not leave puddles in the tank. 12. Open all tank openings to allow the best air flow. Air-dry for 8-24 hours. When cured there will be almost no solvent smell left in the tank. If the coating is not completely cured before fuel is added, the curing process will be stopped. Do not use open flame or an electric element for drying or an explosion may result. Do not blow air into the tank until at least 60 minutes of drying time has passed. Using air sooner may cause bubbles to form in the coating. NOTE: when drying a finished (painted) motorcycle tank, there must be a small amount of air movement towards the tank as the fumes from the liner can be caustic to the painted finish of the tank.

12. If the leaks or rust are severe, it is a good idea to use a second coat after the first coat dries completely. 13. Reassemble and install the tank on the vehicle. 14. For clean-up use methyl ethyl ketone, acetone or a quality lacquer thinner with no alcohol in it. Solvents such as methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, methylene chloride and propylene oxide will dissolve the cured liner if it remains in contact. Other industrial solvents will affect the liner but not completely dissolve it.

Diesel Tank: Special Instructions 1. Northern Tank Liner is impervious to Diesel Fuel and has been tested with 2% bio-diesel as some states require without incident. However, higher levels of bio-diesel blends or straight bio-diesel or other fuels have not been tested as there are a multitude of bio-diesel sources and the available product varies in chemical make-up. 2. New Diesel tanks and most used diesel tanks can be successfully lined. Older tanks and/or used tanks that have been stored with fuel for any extended period of time may have a build-up of paraffin deposited on the tank wall from the stored fuel. The paraffin creates a waxy, slippery coating on the tank. Most paraffins are removed from gasoline so the incidence of paraffin contamination is very slight. However, diesel fuel may contain far greater paraffins than gasoline and stagnant storage for an extended period may cause the paraffins to leach from the fuel and deposit on the tank wall. Unfortunately, there is no chemical method to remove paraffin deposits. Please inspect all used tanks carefully. A borescope or other remote viewing device with a self-contained light source may be necessary to determine if paraffin contamination is a problem. Should paraffin be present on the tank wall, the lining will peel off the paraffin and lining a paraffin contaminated tank is not recommended. If paraffin deposits are present, we recommend you have the tank professionally steam cleaned or have a professional service facility cut the tank open and sand blast the interior surfaces, or simply replace the tank.

This paraffin contamination occasion is very isolated and not the norm. However, if you have questions, please give Northern a call (800-328-8900) for further advice.

Tips & Hints: Do not leave the can open to the air as it will thicken or form a skin on top. When Northern Fuel Tank Liner is reused after pouring it back out of a fuel tank, it may need thinning before reuse. Northern Fuel Tank Liner may be thinned with M.E.K. or Acetone. Do not use lacquer thinner to dilute Northern Fuel Tank Liner. For removing water from the tank prior to coating you may use acetone. Acetone absorbs much more water than M.E.K. and is less expensive. Some shops punch a hole in a corner of the tank to aid in draining it completely. Then they solder in a draincock. Do not solder or weld on the tank after it has been coated. The coating will turn to ash if heated above 250 Degrees Farenheit. Some of our customers have reported a way to speed up the process significantly. They are thinning Northern Fuel Tank Liner about 20-25% with M.E.K. (1 part M.E.K. to 4-5 parts Northern Fuel Tank Liner). This allows the Fuel Tank Liner to dry in only a couple of hours in many cases. They also report that using air to dry the inside does not cause the

bubbles that form when straight Northern Fuel Tank Liner is dried with air. You will get a much thinner coating. We are told that two of these thin coats still take less time to dry than one thick coat. Northern Fuel Tank Liner is not recommended for nonmetal surfaces. Northern Fuel Tank Liner will not adhere to plastic tanks or fiberglass tanks. Do not coat over other coatings. Remove old coatings completely first, using M.E.K. or other solvent. Call us if you have a problem. The two most common problems are: 1. Not completely drying the tank of water before coating. Northern Fuel Tank Liner will not adhere to and is affected by wet metal. 2. Not allowing Northern Fuel Tank Liner to dry completely. If Northern Fuel Tank Liner is not completely dry or has puddles left, it will not seal or perform properly. Make sure that baffles and corners are dry and free of puddle Tank Liner.

Warnings: 1. Northern Fuel tank Prep (#RW0125-55 & RW0125-56) and Fuel Tank Liner (RW0125-1, RW0125-2 & RW0125-3) is very flammable in liquid form. NEVER use any spark, open flame, torch or heating element within 20 ft of either of these products. 2. Always use Northern Fuel Tank Liner products in an open and well vented area. The safest use is outdoors where no risk of vapor accumulation occurs. 3. Never store the evacuated gasoline or diesel fuel from the fuel tank in the area where the tank lining process will occur. All stored fuels should be processed as required by your state or local ordinances. 4. DO NOT RUSH the job, DO NOT LET lining puddle in the tank. 99% of all lining failures occur when the instructions aren’t fully followed or when the lining isn’t fully drained from the tank. Lining which is allowed to puddle dries a skin layer over the liquid and doesn’t allow the puddle underneath to dry. The puddle eventually breaks open in the presence of fuel and the lining forms long strings and plugs up the fuel lines, filters etc… 5. Used fuel tanks can explode if expose to a spark, flame or welding. Never use any fire or explosive source near any used fuel tank.

Safety Data Sheet Number: RW0125-3 Section 1 - Identification Product Name: Northern Tank Liner A liquid fuel tank liner. Revised: 8/27/14 Northern Factory Sales, Inc. 1-800-328-8900 24 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PO Box 660 1-320-235-2288 Willmar, MN 56201 1-320-235-2297 Fax 1-800-255-3924 (U.S. & Canada) U.S.A. [email protected] Section 2 - Hazards Identification Hazard categories: Flammable Liquid 2; Eye Irritation 2A; Skin Irritation 2; Specific Target Organ Toxicity, 3 Respiratory System Signal word: Danger Hazard statements: Highly flammable liquid and vapor Causes serious eye irritation Causes skin irritation May cause drowsiness or dizziness

Pictograms: Corrosion, Exclamation Point and Health Hazard Precautionary statements Prevention Keep away from sparks and open flames. No smoking. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated place. Avoid breathing vapors. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/Bond container and receiving equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Wear protective gloves such as rubber or latex (not disposable latex) Wear eye protection such as safety glasses with side shields. Response If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical attention. If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, get medical advice. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER if you feel unwell. In case of fire: Use B or C fire extinguisher to extinguish. Storage Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Store in a well ventilated place. Keep cool. Disposal Dispose of contents and empty container to in accordance with all applicable regulations for your locality Section 3 - Composition / Information on Ingredients Ingredient C.A.S. No. Percent Acetone 67-64-1 39% 2-Butanone 78-93-3 31% Vinylidene chloride copolymer N/A 27% 1,2 Butylene Oxide 106-88-7 2% Solvent Blue 36 Dye 14233-37-5 <1% Section 4 - First Aid Measures Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately. Skin Contact: Wipe off wet material with a paper towel or rag. If dry, it will often peel or rub off. If not, use a small amount of acetone or M.E.K. on a rag to remove it. Wash the exposed area with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. If irritation develops and persists, get medical attention.

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Inhalation: If affected, move the affected person to fresh air. If irritation persists get medical attention. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration and get medical attention immediately. Ingestion: If the product is swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Product may block the airway. Get medical attention immediately. Section 5 - Fire-Fighting Measures Flash Point: -4° F. / -20° C. (ASTM D-56 closed cup) Autoignition Temp.: 869°F / 465° C. Lower Explosive Limit: 1.74% @ 200°F Upper Explosive Limit: 12.8% @ 200°F Extinguishing Media: Water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, alcohol foam. Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None. Unusual Fire And Explosion Hazards: None Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures Steps To Be Taken If Material Is Released Or Spilled: Eliminate all ignition sources and use a respirator if the spill is large. Dike to prevent entry into drains, sewers, streams and other bodies of water. If wet, small spills may be wiped up. When the material is tacky it may be shoveled or scraped up. Clean-up residue with a solvent such as MEK or acetone. Larger spills can be scooped into metal containers for disposal or absorbed onto oil dry or vermiculite and put into sealed metal containers. Rags and absorbent material are very flammable until the solvent has evaporated. Section 7 - Handling and Storage Do not use, pour, spill or store near heat, sparks, heating elements or open flame. Vapors could be ignited by pilot lights, other flames, sparks, heaters, smoking, electric motors, static discharge, or other ignition sources at a considerable distance from the source. When pouring or transferring, ground the container being poured into and bond from the product can to the container or tank being poured into with wires and alligator clips. Empty containers retain product residue. Observe all hazard precautions given in this data sheet. Section 8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection Ingredient C.A.S. No. Percent TWA(source) STEL Ceiling Acetone 67-64-1 39% 1,000 ppm(1), 250 ppm(2) 500 ppm(3) , 750 ppm(4) 750 ppm(3) 1,000 ppm(4) - 2-Butanone 78-93-3 31% 200 ppm(1,2,3,4) 300 ppm(2,3,4) - Vinylidene chloride copolymer N/A 27% Material is a solid and does not become airborne. 1,2 Butylene Oxide 106-88-7 2 No established limits are known. Solvent Blue 36 Dye 14233-37-5 <1% No established limits are known. (1)=OSHA (2)=NIOSH (3)=ACGIH (4)=CANADA TWA=8 hr Time Weighted Average STEL=15 minute TWA Ceiling=Instantaneous Ventilation: At least 10 air changes per hour for good general room ventilation are recommended. If the exposure limits of an ingredient will be exceeded, provide sufficient mechanical (general and/or local exhaust) ventilation to maintain exposure below the limits. Respiratory Protection: None unless used in an enclosed space. If the exposure limits of an ingredient will be exceeded wear a NIOSH approved respirator with an organic vapor cartridge or SCBA as required. Gloves: If the product will contact hands wear gloves such as neoprene or Nitrile. Do not use disposable latex gloves. Nitrile disposable gloves are good. Eye Protection: If splashing is possible wear safety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles. Other Protective Equipment: None. Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance and Odor: A clear, blue, viscous liquid with a solvent odor. Odor Threshold: Not Available Vapor Pressure: 70mm Hg pH: concentrate Not applicable Vapor Density: 2.5 (Air = 1) Melting Point: Not Available Relative Density (Specific Gravity): 0.97 Freezing Point: Not Available Solubility(ies): Water: 0%, Acetone: 100% Boiling Point, Initial: 175° F. Partition coefficient: Not Available Boiling Range: Not Available Auto-ignition Temperature: 869°F / 465° C. Flash Point: -4° F. / -20° C. (ASTM D-56 closed cup) Decomposition Temperature: Not Available Evaporation Rate: 3.7 (Water = 1) Viscosity: Thicker than water. Flammability: (solid, gas): Liquid, gas Volatiles Percent: 75% Upper Explosive Limit: 12.8% V.O.C.: 35% - 348 g/l Lower Explosive Limit: 1.74%

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Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity Incompatibility: Oxidizers. Hazardous Decomposition Products: CO2, CO, HCl Section 11 - Toxicological Information Primary Routes of Entry: X Skin contact; Skin absorption; X Inhalation; X Ingestion Potential Health Effects: Eyes - liquid causes irritation, redness and blurred vision. Sticks to eyes, lids and lashes. Skin - Prolonged or repeated contact may cause skin drying and may result in skin irritation or dermatitis. Swallowing - Moderately toxic. May obstruct airway. Breathing - excessive breathing of vapors may cause nasal and respiratory irritation, dizziness, headache, and nausea. High concentrations may cause CNS depression. Acetone LD50 -5.8 g/kg rat oral LC50 - 50,100ppm/8H rat IDHL: 2,500ppm 2-Butanone LD50 - 3.4 g/kg rat oral LC50 - 8,000ppm/8H rat IDLH - 5,000 ppm 1,2 Butylene Oxide LD50 - 1-2 g/kg rat oral Butylene oxide is not rated as a carcinogen by OSHS or NTP. IARC rates it in Group 2b, possibly carcinogenic, for the following reasons. Butylene oxide has been shown to produce benign and malignant tumors in rats but not in mice. These tumors occurred only following high exposure levels. Butylene oxide is not believed to pose a carcinogenic risk to man. The small percentage of butylene oxide in Northern Tank Liner makes a high exposure level impossible. In female rats exposed by inhalation to > 1000ppm 2-Butanone (5X TLV), minor embryotoxic/fetotoxic effects were observed. Repeated or prolonged exposure to acetone may be toxic to kidneys, the reproductive system, liver and skin. Section 12 - Ecological Information Do not dispose of in the environment. Section 13 - Disposal Considerations Waste Disposal Method: Wet material may be poured onto newspaper or cardboard in a thin layer away from all sources of ignition and allowed to dry. The dry plastic is non-hazardous and may be thrown in the trash. Avoid open burning of the plastic as it gives off dense black smoke and hydrogen chloride fumes. Wet material should be properly incinerated or disposed of in an approved landfill. Comply with all state, local and federal regulations. Section 14 - Transport Information D.O.T. Hazard Class: Gallons - UN1993, Flammable liquids, n.o.s. (acetone, methyl ethyl ketone), 3, II. Or - UN1263, PAINT, 3, II Quarts and smaller - ORM-D or LTD QTY in North America and LTD QTY elsewhere. Section 15 - Regulatory Information The components of this product are on the TSCA inventory of chemical substances. Section 313 Supplier Notification: This product contains the following toxic chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 and CFR 372. Chemical Name C.A.S. No. % (w/w) Lbs./Gallon Methyl ethyl ketone 78-93-3 33% 2.7 1,2 Butylene oxide 106-88-7 2.2% 0.2 WHMIS (Canada): CLASS B-2: Flammable liquid with a flash point lower than 37.8°C (100°F). CLASS D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC). Section 16 - Other Information NFPA: H:1 F:2 I:0 HMIS® III: H:1 F:2 P:0 These ratings estimates are to be used only with a fully implemented training program in the workplace. NFPA® is a mark registered by the NFPA. HMIS® is a mark registered by the NPCA. Replaces sheet dated 03/06/09. GHS format. The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted to be. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance that the information is current, applicable, and suitable to their circumstances.

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