Best way to spray a tank

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Evening peeps. Whats the best way to spray a tank etc (on a tight budget) can you just key it and spray over the top or do i have to strip it to metal and prime it? Thanks in advance.
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Connor 6 years 17 Answers 1685 views 0

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    Key it ,high build primer scotch bright then spray it

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    Honestly, the best way to get a lasting effect is to strip back to metal. My bike had a rattle can spray job on it, and the moment it was touched by petrol the paint reacted and now it looks horrendous. It’s better to pay for a good job and lacquer.

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    Loads of good how to videos on YouTube

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    Listen to the lady, or at least look at her for awhile…………

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    Good clean, degrease, fine scotchbrite and use good quality rattle cans (Specialist Paints sheffield are best)

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    I just had a complete front bumper one wing and my hard top resprayed for £400 . Think you need to ask for more quotes

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    You can flat your existing paint , spray primer ,let it dry for a few days , flat it , prime again then flat again. Make sure it’s dry and grease free , spray colour , wait for recommended dry times before recoat .Let it harden off for several days then clear coat and wax the hell out of it ! Do this in a warm environment ! I would personally save and get a pro to do it ,should be around £120 for cash !

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    If your tank has a good solid paint already on it and it is just a colour change or a freshen up never bare metal it , use the existing paint as a primer . Key the old paint up ( as long as it sound ) with 320 grit if you can paint it with 2k top coat or 500 if you can basecoat and laquer it . Don’t bother with aerosol even if it is the so called ‘ petrol resistant ‘ stuff . Been painting bikes and cars 22 years and 14 of those in my own bodyshop .

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    If the paint is good I like to flat it down with 600 grit wet and dry used wet . Two coats of primer, two of colour and two pack clear coat.

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    it depends on the condition and ammount of paint thats already on it…. no 2 jobs are the same and a bunch of different answers off the internet is just gonna confuse the fuck out of you. take it to a paint shop for a quote and ask loads of questions about how theyll do it, just dont tell them you intend doing it yourself. and yea a rattle can will wash off with petrol

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    Thanks for all your help folks.

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    I learned the hard way to make sure you give it a good cover of petrol resistant lacquer, not just the regular type! You can get this in cans.

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    Colorite online will sell you the real stuff,primer, base coat, paint and clear. Comes with directions

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    Consider plasti-dip spray

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    Just interested to know why you spray primer on tank that’s already painted?

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    Single pack fast drying colour, vinyl bespoke decals all covered with two pack clear.

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