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Old 08-09-2013, 05:51 AM   #1
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Powder Coated Gas Tank

Wanted to share some pics of a gas tank I powder coated. I wish the pictures did it justice, in person, it looks like nothing I have seen before, very happy with it. It is bare steel with a sort of random brush pattern and then powder coated with 2 coats of clear. I know the finish wont last as long as a blasted part, but sometimes you gotta make sacrifices, in this case its form over function.













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Old 08-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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very nice!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Here is the fuel tank I did for a streetfighter project back in '06.
Kind of the same thing, I hope the picture shows the detail good enough.
I stripped the tank, took a grinder pad to get a scratched effect, clear powder coat, and finished it off with some TLD style pinstriping. After about 3 years small pin spots of rust started to appear, but by then I had sold the bike. Enjoy!

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Is powder coating resistant to gas?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Is powder coating resistant to gas?
Yes, for the most part, it is just heat fused paint. Not like a person is going to submerge the finished surface in the stuff and let it sit for a length of time. Spilling it on the tank would be no different than a painted tank, perhaps a bit better as PC is more durable IMO.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #6
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Here is the fuel tank I did for a streetfighter project back in '06.
Kind of the same thing, I hope the picture shows the detail good enough.
I stripped the tank, took a grinder pad to get a scratched effect, clear powder coat, and finished it off with some TLD style pinstriping. After about 3 years small pin spots of rust started to appear, but by then I had sold the bike. Enjoy!

Very nice, didn't expect to see someone else here with the same type of tank.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #7
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Is powder coating resistant to gas?
Yeah, powder coat is very resistant to gas and to most chemicals.

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Yes, for the most part, it is just heat fused paint. Not like a person is going to submerge the finished surface in the stuff and let it sit for a length of time. Spilling it on the tank would be no different than a painted tank, perhaps a bit better as PC is more durable IMO.
Completely Agree.
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