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Offline John k

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Fuel tank painting and lining
« on: 26.06. 2016 12:58 »
Good Afternoon Folks,

Painting is a thing that I am rubbish at, So will be looking for a company in the UK if anyone has used one that does painting and lining.

Ta John.

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #1 on: 26.06. 2016 13:15 »
I used these people http://lewistempleton.co.uk/ to do my RGS tank. If you had seen the state of it (rusty) you would have thought that it was way beyond saving. They did an excellent job. It looked brand new (and it still does after 7 years) when they returned it to me.
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #2 on: 27.06. 2016 14:07 »
These folks did a nice job on mine:

http://www.fdmotorcycles.co.uk/
 
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #3 on: 21.07. 2016 23:37 »
Hi I'm trying to get my a10 petrol tank re-chromed  I've found this on the web the price seems ok but I wondered if any body had any dealings with them  the firm is called sales@chromefix.co.uk and there based in Birmingham. They copper coat the tanks before chroming.

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #4 on: 21.07. 2016 23:38 »
Hi I'm trying to get my a10 petrol tank re-chromed  I've found this on the web the price seems ok but I wondered if any body had any dealings with them  the firm is called sales@chromefix.co.uk and there based in Birmingham. They copper coat the tanks before chroming.

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #5 on: 22.07. 2016 06:46 »
I can't comment on your firm, but triple plating where they polish the copper rather than polishing the tanks steel wafer thin is very important.
I've now had three tanks rechromed and all done by the same company in NZ.
Its a labour intensive process and not cheap but you can end up with a thing of beauty.

There are some very good tape pin lining products that are easy to apply and wont come off.

My A75 tank came home today having travelled over 500km each way to a reputable plater  *woo*

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #6 on: 22.07. 2016 08:29 »
That is indeed a great looking tank

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #7 on: 22.07. 2016 13:27 »
 Nice job there!

 The only thing I dont like about my chrome guy is his pricing method. I guess it depends on the day and his mood. Tuesday its 250.00, but Friday its $520.00. No rhyme or reason to it, and everyone who uses this guy knows it. He is very, very good though so you just tank your chances on his current mood. *eek*

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #8 on: 24.07. 2016 11:06 »
Rocket Racer, that tank is definitely a thing of beauty....I had mine done years ago but have yet to add the pinstriping (didn't want to stuff it up !), so I'm very interested in your thoughts/suggestions on pinstriping "ease of use" please.....

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #9 on: 24.07. 2016 16:33 »
A bit off topic but as we are talking plating, today I discovered the second advantage of nickel finish over chrome. You can clean up blued exhausts with simple metal polish! What relief, I was a bit embarassed about having blued it in the first place *sad2*.

It has made me wonder if the bluing  occurs in the nickel in chromed exhausts but cannot be polished out due to the harder chrome barrier.?
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #10 on: 24.07. 2016 19:57 »
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but cannot be polished out due to the harder chrome barrier.?

I've often wondered about the process of removing Blueng, can't be good if it abrades it away, but I think I'm correct in saying the Chrome is porous so maybe the polish gets through it and does it's magic
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #11 on: 25.07. 2016 12:22 »
Caswells have apolish and special buffing wheel to remove blueing seemed to work certainly reduced the blueing on mine
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #12 on: 25.07. 2016 12:38 »
Got heat wrap on mine, I imagine they are just plain rusty underneath. Saves worrying about polishing though.
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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #13 on: 25.07. 2016 14:20 »
http://www.classiccarwebsite.com/acf-howell in Walsall West Midlands UK did a great job coppering, polishing and chroming my tank. I was not so happy about discovering when I got home that the interior of the tank was red with rust! I don't know why; they had the tank for many weeks so maybe someone left it wet. Anyway, after trying to remove the rust with vinegar and nuts and screws etc., I used POR15, (http://goo.gl/i2UbZo) to seal it and that appears to be very good; I've had no fuel problems, (so far  *doubt*)

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Re: Fuel tank painting and lining
« Reply #14 on: 25.07. 2016 14:36 »
Similar thing with me GB and I used Por15 as well and np problems with it.
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