Monday, August 8, 2011

Fuel tank finishing. Where doing a sloppy job is required

With the fuel tanks straightened of all of their dents and pressure tested, it was time to apply the finish coat to their aluminum skin. Originally these tanks had a thick and sloppy tan coloured coating on them. Luckily we found that Wurth makes a product that is an exact match to original.

Before anything the tanks were sprayed with a thin coat of zinc chromate primer and then several coats of the Wurth undercoating. Normally we go to great lengths to make any finish we apply as smooth as possible but in this instance, for a truly authentic finish, a thick and lumpy coat was the order of the day.

Paul seemed to revel in the task as for one fleeting moment he got to butcher a paint job. The results as always from him are perfect.

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