frequently asked questions

Q: Do your tanks require a bladder and/or do I have to apply a fuel proof coating on the inside such as "Kreem"?

A: Neither. FuelCels are inherently fuel proof and leak free by creating an impervious epoxy/kevlar shell matrix. In fact, in addtion to adding weight, a coating would have nothing to stick to and could peel off and get into your fuel system.

Q: How can I pay for your tanks?

A: A personal or business check, Paypal, or a Credit Card.

Q: What is the turnaround time once I place an order?

A: On average, it takes about 3 weeks

Q: What happens if I damage my tank? Can it be repaired?

A: Typically yes. Most of the time the damage is very limited and repairs can be done in a week. The costs range from $100 to $500 with an average of $250. Send us a picture if you're not sure to sales@eti-fuelcel.com. We've only totaled 4 tanks in the past 15 years.

Q: Can I do my own repairs?

A: Yes and No. If the damage is limited to a few square inches a temporary repair can generally be affected by using a liberal smearing of "JB" Weld on that area. For the long term, we prefer to do the repair in house because of our knowledge of the materials and how to restore the tank to its original condition using the same materials that went into its original construction.
Also, any repairs not done by us VOIDS the Lifetime Warranty.

Q: I live in Hong Kong (or any foreign destination), can I get a tank sent to me?

A: Sure! We have sent tanks all over the world. Shipping differs depending on the country so email us of your inquiry because the shipping costs can vary greatly.

Q: You do not list my bike, can I still have a FuelCel for my application?

A: Usually yes. We do require an original tank from which to begin a custom tank. In most instances we can avoid any damage to the original tank in this process, but it is not a guarantee that the finish will not be chipped. Pricing varies, so please email us with your inquiry.

Q: Is the tank ready to paint?

A: Yes. Your painter will have to mask off certain areas and do the final sanding to the primer.

Q: Will I have to drain my race fuel from my tank?

A: The epoxy matrix that we use has never exhibited any problems with race fuels over an extended period of time.

Q: Do FuelCels come painted to match my bike?

A: No. Even though manufacturers provide paint codes, it is difficult to provide an exact match so we have to leave it up to your local painter. We do have a painter at our disposal if you have no one available.