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Old 03-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Monsterliner on plastic white IMS tank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D8Sh8R4Ues

Hi, I looked on the internet how to paint a plastic tank because my white IMS tank turned yellow, after hearing people dye tanks and not work, and paint tanks and it bubbled cause of the gas..

I asked line-x how much to coat my tank and they said $300.

so I found the monster liner site and they have 30 colors.
I picked white cause all I wanted was a white tank to match the rest of the bike.

I finished coating the tank today, and it looks alot better then my yellowish white tank..Im hoping it stays that way..

I just posted this because someone else may want to try it.

http://www.monstaliner.com/monstaliner_kit_contents.htm

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Old 03-28-2014, 04:49 AM   #2
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Plastic tanks are permeable and out gas fuel vapors through the surface, anything that you put on the tank seal the permeability and either bubble or melt off due to the fuel vapors dissolving the coating from below.
This is the reason that vinyl graphics for plastic tanks are perforated... this allows the vapors to escape with little or no interaction with the vinyl or the adhesive used to attach them.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:15 AM   #3
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You could seal it first with this.
http://www.caswellplating.com/restor...nk-sealer.html
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:57 AM   #4
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Plastic tanks are permeable and out gas fuel vapors through the surface, anything that you put on the tank seal the permeability and either bubble or melt off due to the fuel vapors dissolving the coating from below.
This is the reason that vinyl graphics for plastic tanks are perforated... this allows the vapors to escape with little or no interaction with the vinyl or the adhesive used to attach them.
well, I figured the monster liner might stay concected to itself , so if it becomes loose in a couple places the rest might hold it in place..plus I used 2 part epoxy primer. so maybe that helps..if it gets me 2 years of not seeing a urine colors tank , I'll be happy. then I might ripp off the stickers on my steel original white 2 gallon tank and carry a couple roto packs..

I wish roto pack would make a 2 gallon tank to fit a bike rack better.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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Im not sure if that would peel off, devolve and go into my engine?
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
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For all the time, cost, hassle, and bike being unrideable, can’t you just get a new tank in the color you want (or close to it)?



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Old 04-05-2014, 06:23 PM   #7
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double, it's for a DR 350..and all the white ones acerbic, ims, and clarke sell..

turn yellow…and the only other colors are blue,black and yellow, which don't match the rest of the bike.

thats the delema
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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I totally understand! My DR-Z IMS tank turned after about 6 months.

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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What about that new type of paint they are using on ATV fenders? I saw some cool looking pant on some of them at the bike shop today.


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Old 04-10-2014, 09:34 PM   #10
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double thats ok for them parts, because they don't have the fuel working on them..

but hey maybe, I will put a blue clark tank on my bike, and paint the rest with the paint your talking about, down the road someday.
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