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Offline edward

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gas tank refurb
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:07:49 PM »
I just found a creative way to make new side pads for your tank. Take a styrene light panel and cut out side pads. Paint them black then, use irrigation tubing found in the landscaping section of a hardware store and split it down the middle to hold it onto the tank.
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Re: gas tank refurb
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 11:21:09 PM »
Here's my before pictures.

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Re: gas tank refurb
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 04:47:32 PM »
How did you get the gas tank all nice and shiny again?  is it polished?  or re-chromed and then painted? 
I have a tank in OK shape but lots of pitting in the chrome and I want it to look new again. 
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and some BMW's from the 60's and 70's

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Re: gas tank refurb
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 05:00:00 PM »
I used Rustoleum "chrome" spray paint and vinegar to clear the rust out of the inside. It is very pitted and probably unable to be re-chromed.
 I'm getting ready to put it up for auction on E-bay later next month.

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Re: gas tank refurb
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 12:50:47 PM »
Very creative. Nice job!

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