Unfortunately, I cannot think of any way to inquire about the specific composition of such a tiny component of a motorcycle part so that's why I'm hoping to get a yay or nay on something that is theoretically easier to nail-down... like plain ol' silicone caulk.
Someone on a bike forum suggested RTV (gasket maker), which is more like a rubber in a tube, as opposed to silicone in a tube.
Another person has said to forget the electrolysis and use cider vinegar.... the internet is so full of different opinions lol. This is why I thought to seek out opinions here from people who are smarter than me and who actually understand
what's going on in these processes!
So do silicone or rubber remain stable when exposed to electrolytes?
Come to think of it, barring a verdict on silicone here, this
could be tested in advance. I could simply rig-up an electrolysis setup specifically to observe what happens to silicone and RTV in a controlled environment... NOT inside my gas tank!
Maybe one suggestion please? I'm used to creating precise solutions of plain old table salt and sodium nitrite to brine meats so that being said, what would be a good target 'concentration' (like the salinity in one of my brines) of sodium carbonate to water? It is sodium carbonate and not sodium bi
carbonate, correct? It's no fun being uneducated
A big thanks to all.