Paint Problem...need advice

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by J Buchman, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. J Buchman

    J Buchman Guest

    Anyone else had a problem with paint lifting and bubbling around the filler
    cap on your
    gas tank? Mine started recently, just behind the filler hole. I think that
    vent plug leaks and lets gas sit in the filler reccess...and after a while
    it gets under the paint. Kawa stealer says my GT warranty don't cover it.
    Any ideas
    on how to stop the problem, and fix it with out getting a whole new paint
    job? The area affected is about 2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, and the bubble
    is about 1/4 inch high now. Right around the ring of the filler hole...

    Jack Buchman
    VROC #12383
    '00 VN800B (Burgundy/Gold)
    V&H CruZers
    McGuire AFB, NJ
    J Buchman, Jul 21, 2004
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    Fixing it isn't that big a deal, unless you won't remove the tank and empty
    it. Then it gets tricky. :) Get the paint code from the dealer, and any
    competent paint shop should be able to patch it for you. Just don't crap
    your pants when you find out how much a pint of paint costs. And don't try
    to save a buck by buying cheap thinners.
    Charlie Gary, Jul 21, 2004
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