I tried the ol patch and repair last night.. It was pretty easy also took that time to paint up some bare spots on the tank as well. All ya have to do it loosen up the back strap and remove the front strap. I then wedged a tape measure between the front of the tank and frame to keep it down in the front. I then sanded everything real good cleaned and applied the patch. I decided to do this with a close to empty tank as well. Here are some pics..