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Old 11-03-2015, 06:39 PM
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paint bubble/ leak

This went from a small bubble on paint at the bottom of my tank to a very large bubble ....





It expanded bout 2 inches to each side and to the top. I thought it was poor paint procedure but turns out it was a small leak in tank underneath paint. It finally busted at a small hole at bottom of tank and slowly let out all the gas it was holding. My question is can i and should i still ride it ....is this fixable without having obviously re painting and weld where needed or re lining the tank?
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:22 PM
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Holy crap ! That sucks ! Such a nice paint job
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:23 PM
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is there a liner available to use on tanks that dont need painting.
its obviously better to apply on upainted tanks but im not ready financially for another paint job....
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:08 AM
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all SO CALLED TANK SEALANTS ROT WITH MODERN FUELS AND YOU END UP WITH WORSE PROBLEMS THAN A LEAKY TANK... HAVE IT WELDED , TESTED (WITH kEROSEAN) AND RE-PAINT
A REAL GOOD PAINTER COULD REPAIR THE PAINT WITHOUT DOING THE WHOLE TANK BUT FINDING SOMEONE WILLING TO DO IT MAY BE A JOB, AS THEY LIKE TO EARN MORE MONEY ON A FULL RE-SPRAY THAN A SIMPLE REPAIR.....
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:31 PM
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I dont have connections like i used to so Noboy will mess with just fixing the problem area in my nek of the woods. They want the whole paint job and the cheapest quote i have gotten for a solid color has been 5k! What! I dont know wat all it takes cause im not a painter but dam seems like alot for 4 pieces of metal. I have wrecked and had more damage and costs the same amount....good thing insurance paid that. This thing may be parked for a while..damit
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:14 PM
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NO NO NO..........Use Caswell's 2 part epoxy tank lining kit. It is fabulous, I had a tiny drip out of my tank after a $5,000 paint job and I was able to coat the entire inside of the tank with this epoxy and 8 yrs later it is still perfect.

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Old 11-06-2015, 02:17 PM
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Tortola to the rescue....i was already counting my pennies over here. Atleast with this i can ride it....
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:25 PM
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Thats a danny gray seat...came with bike
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:07 PM
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all SO CALLED TANK SEALANTS ROT WITH MODERN FUELS AND YOU END UP WITH WORSE PROBLEMS THAN A LEAKY TANK... HAVE IT WELDED , TESTED (WITH kEROSEAN) AND RE-PAINT
A REAL GOOD PAINTER COULD REPAIR THE PAINT WITHOUT DOING THE WHOLE TANK BUT FINDING SOMEONE WILLING TO DO IT MAY BE A JOB, AS THEY LIKE TO EARN MORE MONEY ON A FULL RE-SPRAY THAN A SIMPLE REPAIR.....


Pete ....i found the guy who took the time to fix this without repainting the whole thing. Unlike most painters who were thirsty for cash....he charged me little to nothing since i always send him business...before n after below...he sealed the tank n fixed leak...couldnt match the striping paint so he did his own thing....like new!! Its nice to find someone who knows what they are doing and not trying to make an extra buck.








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Old 07-28-2016, 11:23 PM
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Thats great news, saves money for ya to buy Beer with !!!....good to hear there is someone out there who isn't just after ya Money & who did the repair for basicly Nothing !!!.....BUY THAT MAN A WOMAN & A SIX PACK !!!
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:29 AM
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That's a nice repair job, to my eyes I like the pinstripe on the repair better than the original work. It's great when you find someone who does nice work at a reasonable price, now that the chopper craze is over I would think the guys who charged thousands and thousands for basic paint work are struggling.
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