Jotl1000

Jotl1000
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I'm really surprised the fuel tank blistered like that. It is a fuel tank and as such, is prone to being splashed with raw gasoline. The paint should be able to stand up to the abuse. Was the tank painted previously?
Not while ive owned it, although the touring badges were missing from the panniers when i bought it so it's a possibility?
I've had petrol spills onto it before with no problems but this was pouring out for a couple of minutes before i realised and could pull over to investigate.
It only peeled the red and silver and not the black 🤷‍♂️
 

Wdugan9080

Supercharged
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2008 Triumph Rocket 3 Touring

Doesn't look like a stock color, also definitely not a urethane, probably go to a body shop and let them match it!!!
I used the colorrite jet black w/clear coat, matches perfect r3t 08.
I see the post is from 2 months ago but might help someone else, good luck
 

Jotl1000

Jotl1000
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Doesn't look like a stock color, also definitely not a urethane, probably go to a body shop and let them match it!!!
I used the colorrite jet black w/clear coat, matches perfect r3t 08.
I see the post is from 2 months ago but might help someone else, good luck
Tried a few local body shops but didn't get much joy. It's booked in on 22nd july with an airbrushing guy (mask monkey) not too far from me, to repair the damage and spray a union jack design on the tank. I'll put some pictures up when it's done.
 

Dr.D

Octane Boost
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Tazewell TN
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Indians and the R3 2014 Roadster + TFC
I'm really surprised the fuel tank blistered like that. It is a fuel tank and as such, is prone to being splashed with raw gasoline. The paint should be able to stand up to the abuse. Was the tank painted previously?
I’m with Gregger on this one. I have spilled/ splashed gas on every bike I have ever owned and never had a paint problem like that. Hope you get a nice fix.
 

Jotl1000

Jotl1000
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A few pictures of the repair on the tank, which im rather pleased with. Finally got it all back together and out for a spin after replacing the fuel filter and all hoses too 😁👍
 

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