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Dominator tank refurb

Posted by mel_hadfield at February 24. 2017

I would like to have my 88 Dominator tank repainted and was wondering if anyone can recommend a company or person that does this. I have had one quote of £500 which seems excessive to me but maybe that is the norm. Any advice welcome.

Cheers

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by Lance Crossley at February 24. 2017

Hi, Mel.

It rather depends in which part of the country you are but I have very recently had my 650SS tank refurbished via Pennine Powder Coating of Todmorden in West Yorkshire. Powder coating wasn't appropriate in my case as I had just sorted out relining the inside of the tank but Chris at Pennine, also very much a Norton man, has a contact in Rochdale who made a smashing job of respraying it. Very pleased with the result and the total cost of shot blasting the outside of the tank and the respray was only £160. You can reach Chris if you want to take things further on 07736 771759.

Hope this helps.

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by Neil Wyatt at February 24. 2017

My original 1960 Black and Dove Grey (RAL 1013) 99 Slimline tank was prepared and painted perfectly. Cost me £180 here in North Yorkshire.

Trouble is, it is just too good to put on the bike, so I may just continue with the spare tank!

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by John Shorter at February 25. 2017

Or, consider a new tank from Royal Enfield King.  A chrome plated tank, ready to fit, with decals, fuel cap, and tap, cost me 360 pounds delivered.  This was for a '54  Dominator, with chromed tank, a painted tank, for later models would be cheaper. Excellent quality, and identical weight to the original, so not made with thinner plate.

Maybe some Indian tanks are of poor standard, but not from this company.

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 25. 2017

Hello I do my own spray painting no both my Nortons   the 54 domie  and Manxman 650  and did the tank for Don Green  has well on his Noriel  SQ4 mk2     in silver with lining  I be lining and panelling My 54 domie tank soon         BELOW ATTACHMENT   IS A PHOTO  OF MY NORTON MANXMAN 650 Which  I painted myself     the pain code is A68  Acrylic  Metallic  Lotus Pacific Blue, which is the exact match  for Polychromatic blue  Has tried and tested         yours anna J

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Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by Dan Field at February 25. 2017

JBS In east Coker Somerset,George Cohen used them for his bikes .....enough of a recommendation for me!

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 26. 2017

Hello Well Old George Cohen Is Now with his Nortons in the sky and he build no more from now on ,  sad loss     Yours  Anna J 

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by mel_hadfield at February 28. 2017

Many thanks for all your helpful info, certainly sounds like a number of options cheaper than £500, even a new tank from India..!

I'd like to stick with my original steel tank so will get in touch with the guy in Yorkshire.

Cheers

Mel

Re: Dominator tank refurb

Posted by mel_hadfield at February 28. 2017

Previously Lance Crossley wrote:

was only £160. You can reach Chris if you want to take things further on 07736 771759.

Hope this helps.

Thanks Lance, I live in Gloucestershire but even with postage this sounds a much better deal than any I have come across so far.

Many thanks

Mel

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