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cook_dw

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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 11:47:33 AM »
I think eventually cook is going to figure out the process for making gold in his shop-- :D

So if the tanks in good shape under the goop ,strip it ,coat it with Shark skin and leave it ?

I wish jano...

Here is the my tank I finished up a couple weeks ago.  Its not perfect but I think its as close as Ill be able to get it.



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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2014, 11:56:22 AM »
Darrell,

Very nice! What did you do to get that type of finish?

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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2014, 07:58:49 PM »
spray paint?
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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2014, 01:10:45 AM »
Yes it was spray paint.  I used a base of gray primer.  Once dry I misted it lightly with water then used duplicolor chrome and misted the tank with the water still on the tank.  Once paint was dry I wiped off the water and added another mist of the chrome paint.  What you see is the result.  It took several attempts but I think it is close to what I have at work as far as galvanized metal for reference.  Remember that the look of galvanized will be different depending the process.  Here is what the tank looked like before.



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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 02:01:37 AM »
WTG, thanks for the break down on the process. I like the end product.
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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2014, 04:18:59 PM »
Thanks.  Like I said it is far from perfect but I am satisfied with it.
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Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2014, 07:19:37 PM »
Thanks.  Like I said it is far from perfect but I am satisfied with it.
In the end, that's all that matters.
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