Rusty Motorcycle Fuel Tank Restoration

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Firstly I inspected the tank to get an idea of what needed to be done. I then blasted the tank removing most of the surface rust. I also used paint stripper to remove the paint. Next, I treated the surface waith rust remover. This will remove any hidden rust remaining and also prevent rust from returning. I then welded the holes up and checked for leaks by filling the tank with water. Once I was sure it wouldn’t leak, I treated the inside of the tank with Rostio and sealed it with Rostio emulsion.

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Then, I filled the dents and prepared the surface for the etch primer. Once etched, I then dropped the tank and had to refill the new dents. I then primed the tank and sanded back with 400g and 1000g wet or dry. Once ready for paint, I mixed up the base coat and applied three coats.

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When it had dried fully I applied a Royal Enfield stencil and painted over it with deep black. I then had to wait for this to dry before applying the final coats of lacquer. A new cap was purchased and added and the restoration was complete.

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