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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-17-2009, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Practice tank and front fender

I'm looking for a cheap tank and front fender so I can cut out my own stencils for a custom paint job and practice painting. I'm looking on e-bay too I figured I'd try here since I'd obviously need one of our tanks. It can be in pretty much any condition, it just needs to be the right size. If you're looking to get rid of scrap I'll pay shipping...
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we used to make mockups out of cardboard...you might be able to make a tank out of cardboard...the fenders will be a lot easier to make.
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I just used 1/16 inch fine line tape on the tank to do layout and kept changing it until it looked right. Then set out masking, took a while but the tape goes on and comes off real easy. Just don't be in a rush. You can always find things to practice spraying on such as the grill (did a flame job on a few) mower, coffee cans, kid's toys they don't play with........ I do not recommend spraying family members or pets, gets messy.

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i got a tank but i have to wait till insurance clears it.... unfortunatly it is the wrong tank its off a vulcan 900 classic, a couple mods and it does fit but i have feeling that this isnt gonna work for ya... one theres a huge dent in the side and 2 its not a 750 tank...



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You could practice on the neighbors car late at night. lol


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You could practice on the neighbors car late at night. lol
If you know any poor students driving an old beater, maybe they will let you practice on it. Any paint looks better than rust doesn`t it? LOL Good luck with the paint job.

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I practiced painting some flames on my wifes high priced vacuum cleaner, and while it sure seemed like a good idea at the time, turns out I was wrong, and can't really say what I was thinking...

I think Wkrizan has a tank or two laying around, but I could be wrong. Seems to me he bought one to make a bigger one, and had a damaged one or something...you could shoot him a PM.

And for pete's sake, be careful what you do decide to practice painting on.
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I practiced painting some flames on my wifes high priced vacuum cleaner, and while it sure seemed like a good idea at the time, turns out I was wrong, and can't really say what I was thinking...
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I practiced painting some flames on my wifes high priced vacuum cleaner, and while it sure seemed like a good idea at the time, turns out I was wrong, and can't really say what I was thinking...
My wife wants a pic of the vacuum cleaner

I have a dented tank off of an '82 Honda V45 Magna... its about the same size. $10 plus shipping and it's yours.
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I practiced painting some flames on my wifes high priced vacuum cleaner, and while it sure seemed like a good idea at the time, turns out I was wrong, and can't really say what I was thinking...

I think Wkrizan has a tank or two laying around, but I could be wrong. Seems to me he bought one to make a bigger one, and had a damaged one or something...you could shoot him a PM.

And for pete's sake, be careful what you do decide to practice painting on.
Hey Doug, is your new avatar a pic of the vacumn pump out of the wifes vacumn cleaner? That thing looks powerful enough to suck the paint right off the tank! I would have paid money to see the expression your wife`s face, the first time she saw the custom paint job on her vacumn. LOL

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