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Old 12-31-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
Unstable Rider
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Location: Minn.
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This ain't no KTM, but....

I grew tired of a mystery dent that my tank bag hid from me and one day I pulled the bike apart to take care of it.

Unless you have done it before, the end result might not be what you were hoping for... but... couple things.

De-wax the tank with appropriate de-wax or prep from an automotive paint store. Do this BEFORE and after you SAND or GRIND.

After the prep work is done, de-wax before it's primed or sealed. Wet sand out scratches, or re prime and wet sand till they are gone. Hint; anything you can "feel" as far as imperfections, will most certainly also be "SEEN".

Consider just having it done by a chum in a body shop, or find a guy on your local Craigs that can do it right, you might have to stare at that tank for awhile, would be nice if the end result came out of a PAINT GUN and not a spray can, had some clear on it, and you would be proud of the project.

Real automotive quality paint is around $28-$40 bucks a pint, plus the clear and specific sealer.

Never do anything you would be uncomfortable explaining to the paramedics...
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