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brushed metal tank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by daniel deblanke, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    overalls... gloves. respirator... fan.

    ready to make this machine shine
     
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  2. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    hey guys -

    home depot didn't have the aircraft stuff - so i picked up the heavy duty paint remover, think that'll be okay?

    "klean strip premium stripper"
     
  3. authenticnovelty

    authenticnovelty XS650 Enthusiast

    I’m assuming the stripper at home depot is not intended for automotive paint. May work just as well, but i’ve unanimously heard “aircraft stripper” from every person i’ve ever met who’s taken paint off a bike. The side of the container says: “Intended for use on automotive surfaces. Designed specifically to remove two-component urethanes and epoxy finishes”.

    Pep Boys was the only major retailer I found in New York City that sold it by the quart, but I would assume a more specilized store that sells supplies for body work would too. Probably more of those in LA than in NY.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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  4. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    cool ill return it and get the right stuff....

    i'd like to do this once!!!


    edit:

    California shoppers can buy this at Pep Boys (they seem to be ignoring the new prop)
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    That looks nice Jim!
     
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  6. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Addict

    Dig that tractor seat setup and look. I have an old tractor seat hanging on the wall waiting to be farted on.. Haha
     
  7. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Addict

    Here's a recent tank I've done. It's far from perfect but has a very unique look. I couldn't save the patina look. This tank had rust holes in the bottom. I've found personally that epoxys, resins, powder coating are the way to go. I wouldn't powder coat a motor (because of heat) and powder is sensitive to chemicals (brake, carb cleaner,etc). This tank looks better since I went over it with high gloss uv clear. image.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
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  8. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    RE; aircraft stripper. When you can't find it, use this stuff from Permatex. Most auto parts stores carry it. Works great!!

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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey, I did a double take when I saw that! :eek: That looks familiar! That was some pretty hard paint too!
     
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  10. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    D1D4ABD5-AC52-4816-AF71-EAF17B34339E.jpeg 46941751-EC73-4760-8B71-C4E28C295177.jpeg 6066F990-3D86-49EF-95D3-68C39AB6B9A6.jpeg 683DB3DD-76AC-430E-A183-6626AC40619C.jpeg Tell me about it. Stripped it 3 times, Hot tank, 4000 psi pressure wash, and bead blast. What a nightmare.
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    So I'm confused...
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  12. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    I could use three of those right now!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    OTE="gggGary, post: 603093, member: 743"]So I'm confused...
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    You’re not getting that at Walmart, I can assure you. Maybe this......
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  14. JRay77

    JRay77 XS650 Addict

    You’re not getting that at Walmart, I can assure you. Maybe this......
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    BawhahahahahaahaA!!
     
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  15. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    hey guys!
    I did it!

    so now.... I'm thinking of putting these old yanaha decals on the tank before clear coating.

    1. how do I measure that? is there a factory template for position of logo?

    2. is it a first base of clear, then the decals, then more clear? (il m rattle canning it) 20190802_162137.jpg 20190802_162109.jpg
     
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  16. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Good question. I think I’d stick em to the metal then clear it. As far as a template? Maybe the gurus have one. If not? Look at many pictures. You only get one shot. Looks good!
     
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  17. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    here is how I put on the single decal:

    I measured straight across and then straight down from two points

    ironically one of my decals had gone bad!

    so the tank is Pittsburg stealers style


    also here is my garbage picked spray booth 20190803_095200.jpg 20190803_095206.jpg 20190803_100636.jpg
     
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  18. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast


    so i hit it with 2k and over sprayed the activator !!!
     
  19. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    How did you do that?
     
  20. daniel deblanke

    daniel deblanke XS650 Enthusiast

    well - first time clear coating anything tbh....

    also - the 2k stuff is dual action - three base coats then three activator coats.
    the base coats went on with ease

    then the activator coat came out twice as thick.... also i had the tank hanging. maybe i should have had it flat?

    im gonna restrip and resand....
     

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