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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 01, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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I just took the tank off of my 68 to get at the fuel gauge sending unit, Trust me, that is a long story. Now that the tank is off, I thought it would be a good time to repaint it. I know it is supposed to be a galvanized color, but I am going to go "Back in Black" so to speak. Can I just sand it and spray it with a quality undercoat? Any suggestions/tips?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 01, 01:34 PM
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Put some por-15 on it,it's black, and then put some under coating over that.* NOTE wear gloves when using por-15,as it don't come off your skin after it dries.
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My suggestion is don't paint it black. Black absorbs heat.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 01, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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What is por-15 and why stay away from black? It is not going to get hot enough to explode the gas, is it?

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 01, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Never mind. I went to the por-15 web site and that convinced me. Do you guys think that I should seal it (the inside I mean)though? It was not leaking before.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 01, 02:29 AM
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There's a few approaches. I prefer the galvanized look but I just put a new tank in.
They're not too much money and I used POR15 Glisten, a clear coat. It came out fantastic. They also have Metal Ready which looks like bare metal and I'm going to use it on spindles, etc. You could use that on the tank. Their products are very good. Alot of tanks are done black which I don't prefer, myself. You could use a scotchbrite pad and clean the tank up, then clear coat.
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