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Old 10-10-2003, 07:32 PM
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Fuel Tank redo

I'm fixing up the Fuel Tank for the Sporty.
You may have noticed the Pic of the Gas damage done to the Paint around the Stock Bung.

This tank is one of those common Chinese units found in all the Rags.
They look great!

The problem with them is the poor cap seal.
They don't leak all the time! it's only just after a fill up and the seal is fresh.
Spilled fuel will lay in the area under the cap and Soon finds a way under the Paint.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:02 PM
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Sporty For Sale

Yuck!
The Sporty is going for sale this Nov.
I wanta good Sum for it. Either I patcjh up the mess and leave it to the next SOB to figure out and seek revenge on me.\
Or redo it a better way.
Last week At IHC I picked up a Popup Cap and bung.
The Orignal Cap mount was cut away reaving room for the new Bung.
On the sister tank hole I cut and trimmed a steel Plate. This side will be sealed.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:24 PM
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Tank Was removed along with the fuel.
A good soap bath and rince made it safe to work on.
Then a quick sandBlast to clean the rim areas .
And I was ready for weilding..

First was the plate cover. I weilded it useing my Tig Torch.
Rods used are 1/16" ER80S-D2 .... CoatHangers work fine too.
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Old 10-10-2003, 08:40 PM
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On the Bung side I had to make a ring spacer. This raised the Bung level to the Tank surface.
Weilding was a little harder as I had to fill a larger gap.

After it cooled I gave the entire tank a quick sandblast. Quick caus I didn't want to remove the Bondo I had installed
Back when take was first preped 2 years ago.
Then I gave entire Tank a coat of etch primer.
Will let it sit and tomorrow Tank meets fresh Bondo.
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Old 10-11-2003, 12:51 AM
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Then I gave entire Tank a coat of etch primer.
Will let it sit and tomorrow Tank meets fresh Bondo.


Are you going to put bondo on top of etching primer?
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Old 10-11-2003, 08:18 AM
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Are you going to put bondo on top of etching primer?

But I've been told to use a Fiber based bondo on the first layer> Sand and then bondo>sand Prime> lite sand spotputty
I understand that Bondo won't stick very well to bare metal and need a etch prime to adhear to.
Any tips?

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Old 10-11-2003, 09:02 AM
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another question before...what grit do you sand the primer with before you bondo to get adhesion? Don't you just sand all the primer off by then?
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Old 10-11-2003, 09:31 AM
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was thinking a quick lite pass with like 600>1000
just to knock it down a little. Even a Good pass with a Dry rag could work..
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I just poured in a cup of Kreem Tank liner Cut it some with Part 2 tank prep.
Did it ouitside man does that stuff stink.
This is a secound time for this and only realy needs it where the weilded areas are.
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Old 10-11-2003, 08:02 PM
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OOPS Planted this pic at the wrong thread earlier. The HD sticker is for this Tank.
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Old 10-11-2003, 08:45 PM
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plans?

Are you gonna clear over the sticker once it is applied to the tank?
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Old 10-11-2003, 10:44 PM
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Ya 3 coats of Clear should do.
There will be a slight rise to the touch cause of the Decal!
Since I'm selling her I'm not gonna go wild here $100 tops should see this tank threw the Paint Booth. And I'll have him shoot the F-Fenders at the same time.
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:10 PM
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Here she sits with second coat of Bondo on.
First coat was mostly sanded away as most of this one will also come down alot.
Using a product called Half time Potlife of 3min works great. This 2part Bondo sands much easier then Standard Bondo
Way Kool Product ! Thin lawyers is key here.
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Old 10-13-2003, 01:28 PM
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Step sanded that secound coat >400gt
and added a Skin of Spot glase. This was also mostly sanded away.
So happy with it I gave it a tack cloth rubdown and Fired a covering coat of Etch Primer. It's a High Fill primer so will pass a lite 1000gt over entire surface and shoot it once more.
Then to the Paint booth.
And gotta redo the decal it's too big
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:35 PM
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Very KQQL indeed!

Thanks for the pics of the beginning process!

Looking forward to seeing it painted, decaled , and cleared!
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Old 10-25-2003, 08:13 AM
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Next time I'm not gonna use the Spot glaze it had a reaction bad with the paint.

Had to resand and prime this time it's ok.
Paint done so Painter gets a whopping $100.00
Will let it cure a few days plus Have some bike cleaning to do before I mount it.
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