Gas Tank


4 replies to this topic
  • 01Yamaha426

Posted December 17, 2008 - 09:20 AM

#1

I wanna paint my tank and maybe even smooth the scratches out but i wouldn't know how to start. I want it yellow cause i dont wanna shell out the $200 for a new clarke tank so it'll match the hurricane graphics. I just need to know what kinda paint to use and stuff if yall could help? Thanks.

  • buzzfin

Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:06 AM

#2

Don't bother with paint. It doesn't last and the fumes from the gas inside the tank will bubble it right off. Some people have used Rit dye on their tanks. Here's a link to the complete "how to" process:

http://www.thumperta...675#post5995675

Good luck!

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:12 AM

#3

Dyeing a tank black from blue is one thing. Dyeing from blue to yellow is not likely to yield results you will enjoy.

  • buzzfin

Posted December 17, 2008 - 10:33 AM

#4

I agree... I would try black. Dying it black would look great with the hurricane kit.

  • 01Yamaha426

Posted December 17, 2008 - 03:51 PM

#5

dang thank you a ton for posting that link. i DID NOT wanna shell out 200 dollars for a new tank OR paint it but had to do one or the other until this. I'm definatly gonna be doing it and i'll give him props it looks great. Personally i think the black tank will look just as good as yellow with a bit more uniqueness





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