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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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First post - raw metal patina tank project

Hello bobber folk,

I've been using this forum for the past few months, great help all around. figured i'd post a project i just wrapped in case anyone was looking to do something similar. I wanted a raw patina tank and the badges (hate the current bobber tank with the just type/stickers or nothing at all), so I scored a used one on ebay.
  1. Stripped it (2 month process of sanding and scraping)
  2. Scored some 3M badges from Dime City, they weren't sure if they'd actually fit, but luckily they fit perfectly
  3. Mounted them and taped em off (took awhile to get alignment correct)
  4. Applied the patinas from Sculpt Nouveau, 2 of them, a Japanese brown and Black magic for the details around the edges
  5. Then came the real bitch, the tank swap. For those that haven't done it, its quite a process, as the fuel pump is in the tank along with the fuel level gauge attached to an in the tank bracket that is really hard to get to. Took about 4.5 hours of trial and error, you need to lube the pump with gas before trying to put back in as its super tight fitting and has to go back in exactly as it came out..

I've attached some pics for reference, love the new look but it was quite a project..
thx,
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Awesome look! Well done...

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Hi Shawn,

Thanks for sharing that. An interesting project that seems to have turned out well. Always lovely to see something unique and interesting, well done.

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Very good. And welcome!

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Welcome to the forum.
Great job!! Thanks for sharing.
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Welcome!... I cried a little though on the OEM tank color destruction, I mean modification.....
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Welcome!... I cried a little though on the OEM tank color destruction, I mean modification.....
Already dented. If that makes you feel any better.
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Is that a triumph shortened rear fender with the stock license plate mount? I like the look. I have the short rear fender with side mount plate but looking for different plate location options. Thanks.
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Welcome to the site! Love the look, especially in conjunction with the white walls. Did you seal it after you got the patina the way you wanted it, or will it continue to patina over time?

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looks awesome, thinking about brushed metal fenders myself, couldn't bear to go at the tank.
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