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Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by graham_leblond at July 03. 2017

I met with a guy tonight who is putting together a package for Norton owners to basically have their alloy tanks wrapped in a clear coat ultra thin plastic.  It is almost invisible to the eye but stops the tank getting scratched.  In fact if the covering gets marked (by zips buttons etc) all you have to do is pour hot water over it and it reforms without the need to have it re coated.   I am definitely interest and I will have some idea of prices etc as of tomorrow.   Anyone else interested?

Re: Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by clive_astley-mynd at September 05. 2017

Hi Graham,

A bit of a late posting as I'm only now about to pick up my new cafe racer. A local 'wrap' company in Birmingham can provide off the roll material and application kit as I was considering protecting the back of the tank only. What details do you have?

Regards,

Clive

Re: Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by peter_myers at September 11. 2017

I bought a roll of "helicopter tape" cut of about 300mm (1ft) cut a couple of darts either side and put it on the rear of the tank close to the seat. I used soapy water so I could position the tape and get the air bubbles out. It peals off easily if it gets scratched and a new piece is applied.

 

BTW Its called helicopter tape as it's apparently used on the leading edge of helicopter blades

Re: Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by clive_astley-mynd at September 12. 2017

Hello - thanks for this - I have used helicopter tape on my cycles for years but only as a narrow tape. How wide is the tape you got?

Re: Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by graham_leblond at September 12. 2017

Hi All

 

 

Sorry for the late reply I have been flat out at work.   The guy I met is Alex Cullen and his company is Clearcoatscotland.co.uk   Tel 01413635050

 

 

He covers the country doing work for high end dealers

Re: Alloy Tank Protection

Posted by clive_astley-mynd at September 13. 2017

Thanks for the info. I like the 'covers the country' pun - I think you've created an advertising slogan for him.Smile

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