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Suggestions for tank dent repair near Seattle?

Discussion in 'Westside' started by confusa, Jun 26, 2010.


  1. confusa

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    My bike rolled off it's stand and put a small dent in the tank. Anyone suggest a place in or around Seattle up to the task of fixing it?
     
  2. confusa

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    Bumping this up in hopes of getting a suggestion. Riding season is almost over so time to pull the tank and get it fixed.
     
  3. KevinD

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    Metal or plastic tank?



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  4. PeteN95

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    If it's not too sharp, a rag and an air hose works well.
     
  5. confusa

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    Guess I should have pointed that out, it's metal.

     
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    I am skeered to try that.
    OP I think there was a thread about a guy doing paintless dent removal a year or so ago. either in General or in the Bellingham section. Try a search there and share your findings.
     
  7. LukeL

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    Yeah, try the heat and dry ice method, i did it one time on a small pressure dent an a car door and it worked great. Also ive removed dents from tanks by bending some small diameter steel bar to needed angle, taping up the end and pushing the dent out from the inside.
     
  8. FZ funtimes

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    get a bullet hole sticker and put on the dent..
     
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    Post a pic of it... depending on the damage will depend on where you should go or if its better just to fill it and call it good... if its clean and the paint didn’t crack or anything, paint less, will work ... but again put a pic up and we can point you in the right direction...
     
  10. kheflin

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    BEST FIX cheap and quick!!
     
  11. confusa

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    Ha, already put a sticker over the dent so I can't get a good picture without taking the sticker off. Can't get inside the tank really to pop it out as the dent is right at the top of the tank, the tank is angled, not round. So someone will have to be able to pull it I think. Or have better tools to get at it from the inside. I don't care it the tank has to be repainted, as I need to do that anyway.
     
  12. cobra525

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    drop lit m80 inside,close lid
     
  13. R-Steve-R

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    not sure if there still around but check with cycle barn (as much as i hate that place ) for the # of motorsports resturation center it is owned by cycle bard
     
  14. Michael

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    If you go the heat and ice method, be careful not to burn the paint. Unfortunately I've fixed a few of those because people got careless. In order for this to work the metal needs to be on the thin side, and gas tanks are usually too thick.
     
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    I dont know how well this would work but if you got a rubber plug and a air compressor I have heard that you can blow the thing out. i have also heard about people using a hot glue gun and something to place into the glue and yank.. hell give it a shot.. you may come up with something genius..
     
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    I like Bandaids... I have two on the front fender of my bike since some stupid Harley rider backed his big blue piece of crap into my cheap plastic Korean piece of crap. :)
     
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    I've got a quarter sized almost perfectly round dimple in my tank I'd love to get rid of (without bondo if possible):

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    1 year and 1 month...Since you are new I'll be nice. Might want to check the date on things before you bump them.
     
  20. zxCase

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    True you should have started a new thread so that we could all yell at you to use the search feature...

    but not really.

    Good luck finding a method!
     
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