So ive been putting this off for a while but ive gotta get this bike on the road so today i had a go at patching up my fuel tank. As u may know from earlier posts i got my tank sandblasted and found a hell of alot of damage under the old paint and bog.
So i started off sanding the little bit of surface rust off that had built up and gave the deepest dents and old badge mounts a good fill with some fibre glass bog.
Then i gave the smaller dents some normal bog.
Gave it all a sand and then went over with more bog...
I repeated this step a few times marking the dints with a pencil, filling with bog and sanding over and over and over...
Eventually after alot of sand paper it all started to even out...
Once i was reasonably happy i did one final sand and then sprayed the tank with some primer to show up and imperfections. And gave the problem areas yet another sand. Thats all i had in me for 1 day, it took about 8 hours to get all that done... All the big dints and craters are filled and theres just a few imperfections around the edge of some of the dints, so tomorrow im going to get some primer/filler and paint - sand - paint - sand - repeat untill it all looks good. Ive saved myslelf some cash which is good and i guess now when i look down at my tank when im riding i'll appreciate it a little more.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Ok so todays the day , im getting a bloke who was highly recomended. Phil is doing my wiring today , both engine and accesories. He's been wiring bikes for years and does alot of custom Harleys and i beleive he's done quiet a few xs's aswell. So all going to plan i will be able to fire my bike up for the first time in over a year!!! I'll make a video and pop it up
Monday, January 11, 2010
This sucks, got my tank and front guard sand blasted, the front guard came out good, only 1 dint.
But the tank is a mess. It looks like its been kicked around a junkyard. I dont know what to do... should i try to repair it... buy another tank?
Only 3 hurdles to go till my bikes finished, paint tank and guard , get bike wired, and rego. couldnt be that hard could it?