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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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OMFG!!! Oh... Son of a.... This Sucks!

%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!

This undoubtedly has to be the worst thing ever... worse than waiting on parts to fix my bike................

This isn't Friday the 13th.... Was it a full moon day before yesterday? (Friday) ?


I, like the worlds dumbest dumbass idiot took off the gas tank, bad gas anyway ... layed it upside down so i could take the fuel petcock off and fix it...... I didn't drain the old nasty gas out... It just sat in the tank ... leaking out of the gas cap ... all over a tarp ... that let the gas pool up around a decent size portion of the gas tank.

Now its bare metal... all the paint the gas touched over 2 days has peeled off.... wtf.......?!?!?!?

Bare metal is the size of 2 to 3 index cards arranged in a circle\triangle... its about the size of my hand with fingers spread.


*facedesks*.....*headwalls*.....*insert inappropriate profanity here*.........


Guess I gotta repaint this tank now.... Might as well repaint the fenders as well to match.


Whats anyone think about a bronze color? bronze with a darker wood brown trim?
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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 05:12 PM
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hmm... I might have found a use for the old gas in my tank now lol. Sucks that it happened to you. Mine would be better off if the paint (what's left of it) just peeled off like that.

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hmm... I might have found a use for the old gas in my tank now lol. Sucks that it happened to you. Mine would be better off if the paint (what's left of it) just peeled off like that.
But now you know an easy way to do it. Put some gas in a plastic bag and then put the tank into that shake it a bit. After sitting like that a few hours shake it again and let it sit in a different position, repeat several times or until you get the desired amount of paint removal. Just skip the part where you add a lit match to the bag with the tank. lol

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When you put clear coat on your new paint don't use the cheap stuff. Get some 2-K type clearcoat (Amazon). While not perfect it's a lot more gasproof than the Dupicolor clear coat.

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Pulling the front fender is easy but getting it back without scraping the paint is a tad more challenging. Because of the way the wiring is woven through the rear fender pulling it can be interesting.

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lol, thanks for adding a little bit of comical relief to my dilemma <3

this bad gas surely did eat the paint right off my gas tank... and you can be sure that it happened within 24 hours.



So ... how bout that bronze and wood brown paint scheme?
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if you had photo shop or similar you could take a pic then try it just to get an idea. there is free photo editors such as gimp that does a good job.

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They say things happen for a reason.

I don't believe that.

But what a great excuse to get a custom paint job...

Bronze would look good. Maybe some blue flames on top of it.

+1 on the good clearcoat.

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i like the blue flames idea that would probably look really good with the bronze

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Perhaps something like this color:









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