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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Painting the Gas Tank - Part 6

Building on the success of the fender, I repeated the same steps for the tank - there was just more to mask.  I was able to mask off the laced sections without ever having to cut the tape with a knife.  I just carefully followed the center of the pinstriping tape.

Once I had those sections taped off, I suspended the tank using some wire.  You can see the underbelly of the tank is still silver as I never bothered to cover it with red paint since it was going to be black anyway.

I proceeded to cover the tank with a few coats of Gloss Black.

Then I peeled off the blue tape and pinstriping tape and was delighted with the results.  Like the fender, there was some gray ghosting where I did the airbrushing.  Again, this would disappear with the transparent red coat that would come next.

After a few coats of transparent red, it all blended together beautifully.  Sorry the bizarre perspective in this photo - I swear the tank is smaller than my Road King.  It's tough to get a good pic in my garage.

I'll give it a week for the paint to fully cure.  Then it's getting wet sanded, clear coated, and buffed.  I can't wait.  It has turned out far better than my expectations.

4 comments:

Matt said...

That looks really good. I must say, good work. I enjoy reading your blog. Keep it up!

Gophers and Cheese said...

Thanks! I really appreciate it!

crato said...

Inspiring job you've done mate.

Gophers and Cheese said...

Thanks!

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