Topic: Dented gas tank  (Read 179 times)

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Offline Gam

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« on: August 30, 2017, 04:13:36 PM »
How skilled of job is this? I found a couple of places online for tank dent repair, I'd rather ride a little to take it somewhere as opposed to boxing shipping and all that, I hate fooling with boxing stuff up and mailing it.




Offline kylepeterson

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 07:53:47 PM »
I don't know anyone for that, but I sure do dig that bike!

Offline springer

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 08:20:38 PM »
 If there is a good local body shop in your area I say take it to them and see if they could do it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:27:24 PM »
what dent?

Offline Chuck & Susan

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 06:55:50 AM »
It looks like you could go in thru the filler neck with a prybar and push that back out. Or a suction cup from the outside and pull it out. It dont really look creased. Good luck
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 09:20:12 AM »
I've never done it, but I've read that filling the tank about 85% full with water and then putting it in the freezer for a day will generally pop dents like that out.

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 02:56:16 PM »
I've never done it, but I've read that filling the tank about 85% full with water and then putting it in the freezer for a day will generally pop dents like that out.

Just be sure the dent is up, on top. But this method is also known to split tanks, so beware.
I've seen dents in headers taken out with pressure washers before? Doesn't look like it need much to pop it back out.

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 08:06:05 PM »
Those guys who apply heat+cold+vacuum are all over now days. (See dent doctor).  There's bound to be one nearby....it works....lots of different names...all do the same thing.