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Hey, everyone! Tony B. Richie is back with another auto body Q&A and today’s highlight question is Repairing And Painting A Dented Motorcycle Tank.
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Question: Question: I have a motorcycle tank I want to repaint. The only work that needs to be done is a small ding on the front. I’m painting because it’s the wrong color. I’m thinking, body fill the ding, sand the whole thing with 320-grit, 2k, wet sand with 400-grit, base coat and clear.
You need to scuff the entire area with 80-grit sandpaper. If you have a stud welder, you can grind that to metal, put a stud pin and pull it out.
However, you need to make sure that you empty out your gas tank, it isn’t wet, no fumes and all prior to doing that. Be extra careful! ☝️
Another option is to tap around the dent with your body hammer very lightly to get the high spot down. Be careful not to create more dents to it so the tapping needs to be done lightly.
Then, shape it with 80-grit, go down to 150-grit. You can basically sand it down with 280 to 320-grit to get it all smooth. Lastly, put two heavy coats of 2K filler primer and let it dry.
If you have pinholes, tackle with glaze putty and wet sand it. You might have to re-prime the bodywork area and wash it down with 400-grit then you’re ready to go.
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Question: Does bondo bite good into clear coat if sanded with 120-grit?
I would recommend 80-100 grit since 120-grit is getting into the finer side. I personally use 80-grit.
Question: What steps to take and what to look for when mixing meteor gray metallic gallon with a quart silver metallic to lighten it up?
I think you’ll need two quarts of metallic to really lighten it up. It takes more light color to change it if you’re mixing light and dark colors together.
When you mix pearl or flake directly into your base coat, the paint will literally bury it. You will need to put a lot of it to get the effect and I don’t like doing that.
When I want to put a pearl effect in my paint, I’d like to spray an intercoat or mix it with my clear coat.
On the other hand, candy is a urethane product and goes on top of a base coat.
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