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Stripping/ sanding/ scotch bright/ clear coating a gas tank?
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:24 pm
Basically I have a old CB500T that I just want to freshen up alittle. I was planning to use aircraft grade laquer (sp?) thinner, sand paper, scotch bright, and a rattle can clear coat to stop rust.
Would that be the proper process of giving my tank a WWII fighter brushed aluminum look?
Just wanted to make sure I wasn't over looking something.
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:38 pm
I've also seen it done with a higher grade sand paper, just keep sanding and it looks like brushed steel at the end.
The clearcoat might end up making it look shiney.
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Is it possible to use a semi-gloss clear coat?? I have seen a reference to 'eggshell clear', for example which I read was a name for a not-shiny clearcoat (I've recently been looking at paint websites for the Duc)
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:10 pm
But wont the tank rust over if I dont clear coat it? I would rather leave it raw but I thought I cant.
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:01 pm
If you wax it regularly it shouldn't rust...
big assumption on my part.
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:06 pm
I just have a problem wwaxing it but with what kind of wax? Regular car wax?