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runningman
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« on: September 18, 2006, 01:28:54 PM »

Just got my new tank, won't be putting it on until next spring or so but was wondering what you guys done to yours?  Paint?  Powdercoat?  thanks.........matt
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006, 01:46:42 PM »

Just got my new tank, won't be putting it on until next spring or so but was wondering what you guys done to yours?  Paint?  Powdercoat?  thanks.........matt

I used Eastwood's Tank Tone on my new tank.

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,8798.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006, 01:57:27 PM »

I think that product is horrible , not even close to what new tank looks like . I have used stainless paint from home depot , much closer to a new tank appearance
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006, 02:21:46 PM »

so the tanks just had a natural finish from the factory? 
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 02:27:47 PM »

Just got my new tank, won't be putting it on until next spring or so but was wondering what you guys done to yours?  Paint?  Powdercoat?  thanks.........matt

I used Eastwood's Tank Tone on my new tank.

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,8798.0.html

By the way, that tank looks nice......
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006, 06:43:17 PM »

I used POR-15's clear on mine, to keep the natural finish and hopefully prevent any premature rust.  It brushed on well without leaving any streaks, and dried to a nice shine without dulling or hazing the natural look of the metal.  Here's an 'after' shot of the tank just before installation....


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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2006, 08:38:27 PM »

so the tanks just had a natural finish from the factory? 

fuel tanks were plated with a product called nitrine (sp ck )

Every new  tank I've installed I just spray down with clear silicone spray a couple times a year and never had a problem
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2006, 08:40:36 PM »

I sprayed mine with Nyalic clear from Eastwood. I'm not too sure if you can still get this stuff. If not, they make another good one called Diamond clear.
I've also heard good things about the POR-15 products as well.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2006, 08:55:03 PM »

Forget what I said , I thought it was a used tank . the process I mentioned work out well for the 69 AMX I just restored in my shop . A new tank was unavailable for this car
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2006, 05:07:29 AM »

I always thought the gas tanks had a galvanized finish to them.  Anyway, I just wipe a thin coating of Boeshield on it as it is a rust penetrant that leaves a thin waxy coating on part after it dries.
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