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Old 01-23-2008, 12:11 PM   #21
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I'm trying to get this done on the cheap side.
Claw hammer and bondo
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Please explain Tony
hammer & dolly kits for bodywork are super cheap at Harbor Freight...it may not be the best quality tool, but for what you are doing it should be easy....bondo that bia...tap the dents out almost to the original shape (you still want some indentation on the tank as you wanna be able to mold the bondo) fill beyond the limits of the dent and work the bondo to the tank

the hardest part will be getting those dents to almost the original shape...bondo works well as long as you don't clump HUGE of it to fill gaps....I think 1/4" of depth would be the maximum you'd want it to be....just my opinion of course.
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There is something to be said about having/using the right tool. I know for me, time is money.
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Or you could just beat the tank in and call it a stunt bike. Fck, then you dont even have to paint it....
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The dry ice method works sometimes. We use the same method with sheet metal on cars but we use a torch and cool water quenching with a rag. It's not very effective, and works *sometimes*, not always.

I use a brass rod with a blunt end and a hammer- hammer n dolly method. If it's that small, and you're going to paint it anyway, why not just Bond-o that ?
The dry ice will NOT work on big dents. It's really geared toward smaller dents that are in an area that is relatively flat. You can try it, it won't cost much, but it won't work on what I think you're working on.

Like I mentioned, brass rod with blunt end and body hammer. Get it as close to straight as possible, then Bondo it.

Caution though, as I have told many folks, often the tanks develop pin holes and they'll only surface when you add fuel.
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