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Old 01-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #186
Narsisco Lopez
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Originally Posted by Bowser View Post
I have a question re these tanks, and paint and stickers.
Forgive me if I have misunderstood the problem, but I take it, that its the action of the petrol vapor passing through the slightly porous plastic that causes the paint and stickers to bubble off?
If this is the case has anyone tried sealing the inside of the tank with one of the polythene seal products to prevent the vapour getting through it, and then put the stickers/wrap/paint on the outside, would that not sort the problem?

sorry if I am asking dumb questions.

I've posted the same earlier in this thread (and on the other Safari tank thread), but here it is again...

I haven't been able to find out any additional info on how this tank seal/paint job on the Safaris is holding up long-term. You may want to do your own poking around if you are at all interested in sealing the tanks to paint. I've written it off at this point... throwing a couple of cheap stickers on every now and then suits me just fine and I've grown to like the rough "Road Warrior" look of the black tanks as they are.
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