Tank bodywork and custom paint job repair
Quite the challenge on this tank repair!!!
I was supposed to paint another tank but being the dent was not ‘that bad’ I thought it’d be a good idea to just repair and paint this Harley tank.
There were a few reasons for this. The main being this is a limited edition Harley paint set from 2002. They only made 200 of these sets (26/200). The silverleaf logo could not be transferred over to the new tank. The second reason would be to help save the customer money. No sense in using a new primed $1000 tank from Harley in which they had already supplied. The third reason was because it would make the job ‘slightly’ easier for me to blend in the areas and repaint.
There were a ton of steps involved in doing this job. Double flames, drop shadows, double pinstriped outlines on the copper flame job, matching all color…
A hand pinstriped gold flame job AND hand striped Harley-Davidson lettering (which I do not do hand striping)
Definitely a challenging job, but after a couple weeks, I think it came out great.
Plus we saved the customer some $$$. The overall price was less than the new primed Harley tank 🙂
Video showing some of the steps (along with some tips – if you are a painter)
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For painters!! Some of the products I use are shown below the vid. Click for info, reviews and to purchase
House of Kolor Kandy Koncentrates https://amzn.to/3QtDHAx
My favorite 1/8” fineline tape to use (used on bigger panel jobs) https://amzn.to/2WU1JeH
My favorite 1/16” fineline tape to use (used on smaller panel jobs like motorcycle tanks and fenders. https://amzn.to/2EbDkKS
3M ¼” green masking tape https://amzn.to/3xlRr8u
Filter Ball https://amzn.to/3QGcSKm
Surgical Blue tack rags https://amzn.to/3b3lb2h
3M yellow 3/4″ tape (sleeve of tape) https://amzn.to/3QfsAfb
Medallion color blender (base clearcoat) https://medallionrefinish.com/products/refinish-products/additives/color-blender