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Old 03-14-2014
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so the ol magna has some lovely little bubbles forming on the tank, and I want to get it painted if its cost effective

what's the general cost of this if I prep the tank myself?
anybody have a good paint tech to refer?



also, some of the plastic pieces with the 'chrome' plating have some scratches from its previous owner that I want to fix. Can the 'chrome' be re-applied, or should I just pick a solid color and paint them myself? I'm not a huge fan of chrome, so I could care less if they get painted black or something
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Well.. bubbles are typically not a paint issue, but more of a problem with the tank leaking. behind those bubbles you may have a hole in the tank from rust and gas seeping through???
yes, chrome can be reapplied. typical chrome shops will do plastic. this is typically sprayed on then polished. its not cheap.. go the paint yourself method.
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Or try this http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...62922401,d.aWc
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I'm not sure but I think there was or is a product named Kreem that coats the inside of old gas tanks primarily to keep rust particles from getting into carburetors etc. I don't know if it will stop leaks. Patching, soldering or brazing can work if you get all the gasoline & fumes out. I don't know if bondo or epoxy etc. could be trusted in contact with gasoline and the additives that are in it.
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I would go the pick-up bed liner way. They sell it in shaker can so you could paint the whole bike in mat black rubber.
NEVER have to wash it. Give it a Mad Max look
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I like the truck bed liner idea!

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As you will find out. Not all the tips you find here will be useful, but will be fun.
I have been working on my truck and using the stuff on the body and front grill.
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Here's another plastic coating in a spray can. Lots of folks use it instead of expensive powder coating. Works a lot like the bed liner in a can but without the abrasive non-slip grit in it. It has more of a satin or matte finish to it.
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