Powder Coated Gas Tank

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by mudvaynedude122, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. mudvaynedude122

    mudvaynedude122 Adventurer

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    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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  2. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    very nice!
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  3. Assfault

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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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  4. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Is powder coating resistant to gas? :y0!
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  5. Assfault

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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.
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  6. mudvaynedude122

    mudvaynedude122 Adventurer

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    Very nice, didn't expect to see someone else here with the same type of tank.
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  7. mudvaynedude122

    mudvaynedude122 Adventurer

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    Yeah, powder coat is very resistant to gas and to most chemicals.

    Completely Agree.
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