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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2009, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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A litre over my head

Hello fellow fireblade owners. This is my first post hope not to screw it up. After being married for almost 15 yrs I became a single man again, so I decided to get a bike again probably should have purchase something a little smaller to warm up on since it had been a while, but no decided on the 02 954rr the honey moon was great for about six months, One early evening I was leaving work up in the Napa Valley the fog was setting in and the road was a little wet took a turn leaving work @ about20-25 mph upon accelerating from the turn the back wheel got loose tried to correct but ended up high siding it due to fact there also was a pot hole the back tire hit. I have to say in all the years I have ridin since I was 5 on my mini bike to the cbr 600 been in a few wrecks, but this was the first one where I did not remember the course of events from the loose back tire to my helmet meeting the road man did that happen quick. So it been 4 months and Im tired of looking at it in it's current state, so I sold my quad to pay for the rebuild process man is this s__t's expensive. I have all or most the pieces on the way. I bought a new used tank from ebay has a couple of dings but is far better then the one I got. So now that I have spent all this time explaining what and why here is the question I need answered I want to take the tank to metal my friend says I should sand blast it but I worry about warpage, what would be the best way to achieve this. Thanks in advance for any advice and I promise to treat her better and she definetly has my repect NOW!!
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Re: A litre over my head

What do you mean? Sandblasting wont take out the dings unless theyre just paint chips, ie the paint will be gone.
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sorry,
also wanting to change the color since it wont match the new fairings, so I want to remove the paint fix the two dings and repaint
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Re: A litre over my head

alright, i'd say blast it, then have the dings removed, maybe sand it by hand with a fine grit, then prime/paint.
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Re: A litre over my head

so warpage from sand blasting should not be a concern?
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i would be surprised. I think the tank is the thick enough for it to not be an issue.
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Re: A litre over my head

cool thanks for the info just didn't want to screw it up
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Re: A litre over my head

use the old tank as a sample. hit it a few times and see what happens.
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i would be surprised. I think the tank is the thick enough for it to not be an issue.
If it was me I would NOT blast it. I would just carefully sand down to original primer, fill the dings with bondo and then sand and re-prime. Then paint.

In my opinion it would be extremely difficult not to stretch the metal and cause warping if you blast it.
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Re: A litre over my head

this was my concern, what grit should I start with to remove the paint?
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depends on what kind of blasting agent you use. If its fine sand, there wont be a problem. Ive sandblasted several parts of my bike with zero warping. If youre too concerned though, and dont have a practice object, hand sand it and take care of the dings.
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Re: A litre over my head

If I was going to sand blast it I'd probably take down some where locally, I guess I would be concerned about them f_____g it up, I'll probably just sand it down with a DA to be safe, this projects already costing me to much cant afford to make to many mistakes
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... I guess I would be concerned about them f_____g it up ...
I'm really good at doing just that. That's why I would do it by hand

Sorry, not sure of what grit to use.
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Re: A litre over my head

if you want to take it to metal use paint stripper. The paint came right off my tank. Sand it if you want keep original primer/base.
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