Rattle can paint advice needed

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    • #5067
      nigelphoto
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      I bought a TS125 ‘doer upper’ and with help and advice from members (very gratefully received) I have now got it running as sweet as a nut and I’m turning my attention to the cosmetics. The tank on the bike has a nasty bash in it so I have filled it and painted it with Peugeot Moonshine or some such silver colour, and then oversprayed with supposedly ‘petrol resistant’ clear lacquer. It is so resistant to petrol that its burst out in boils and buboes that I can definitely diagnose it has Plague! Please can someone very kindly suggest a black (yes, I’m going to change the colour while I’m at it) totally petrol proof paint which comes in a spray can? Many thanks

    • #5069
      A A A Dummy
      Member

      Hello, a mate of mine used Carplan/Tetroseal aerosol paint on the tank of his BSA Starfire, any petrol that spills on it can cause slight discoloration but it polishes out, I use a spray gun with a synthetic enamel (Tractol) on my bikes after a couple of weeks to cure petrol will not touch it. Cheers Steve.

    • #5072
      nigelphoto
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      Thanks for the advice, Steve. Unfortunately I don’t have access to spray equipment so I was wondering if cellulose in a spray can (obtainable on ebay) might do the trick? I have only recently returned to bikes after a gap of some 10 years when all this Health and Safety sh*t seems to have crept up on us, but in the good old days of the ’60’s and ’70’s I remember spraying lots of tanks and never having any bother with petrol stripping the paint afterwards.

    • #5073
      A A A Dummy
      Member

      Hi Nigel, yes cellulose should work fine, the only problem I had with it in the past was you had to make sure where you are going to spray that the tank and the room temperature is high enough and its not damp or cellulose will bloom, also make sure the tank is spotless or cellulose can react to the smallest amount of grease or oil. What I like about Tractol is its not affected by damp or temperature. Any way good luck I always seem to cock some thing up when painting, Cheers Steve.

    • #5074
      A A A Dummy
      Member

      Just another thought there are cheap electric spray guns available like this Clarke one, cheers Steve. https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/clarke-cas110-electric-spray-gun

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