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empire tank crack? hydrotesting dates?

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#1 The Dad

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

Just noticed cracks on the outer coating on empire 4500 carbon fiber tank, does this mean it is trashed or is this normal wear and tear as it is holding air well and has not been leaking. Also, how do you determine the manufacture date to determine if hydrotest is needed?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Pics please.

As long as the carbon fiber is not exposed then the gel coating being cracked is fine.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

but still post picks so we can take a look just in case... but if you have air in it and it is still in one piece id guess it is just the gel

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Post a picture of the tank and I can point out where the date stamp is on your perticular tank.

For example: This Ninja tank was manufactured in February 2012, the 02 @ 12 stamp is the "born" date. It will have to be rehydroed 5 years from that.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

If its only surface theres nothing to worry about.....

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