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    Posted: Yesterday at 7:57pm
The glass is in.
Local shop. They did a great job.


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I had a go at getting the rubber in the outside of the window frame. You can’t do it dry that’s for sure. So I lubed it up with dish soap and started from the centre. 



When I laid the rubber out it was about an inch short on each end of the window frame. After I pressed it all in starting at the center the rubber hung past the ends by about 3/4 inch. Obviously the rubber pulled a wee bit with each press into the channel.



So I pulled it apart and started again. This time I pressed in the centre first then each end. Then I pressed in the rubber every 4 inches or so. Then I went back and pressed in the rest of the rubber.

Success!



I’ll get it in to the windshield shop soon for new glass.
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I used the por15 kit maybe 8 years ago and haven't had a problem with it. I did 4 jerry cans at the same time and still had some left over.
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The fuel tank plug is a 1/4” Fuel fitting. Not sure of the TPI. I took the cut off fuel line and threaded fuel line fitting in to the auto parts store and they matched it up.

The tank rehab kit is from POR15.
I read the instructions about 4 times and watched some YouTube videos. I followed the instructions meticulously. If I made a mistake maybe I did not slosh the final coating around long enough. I did roll it around thoroughly for a 1/2 hour but some areas look to have a thinner coating than others. Granted it is hard to see in there. The instructions did not specify a time for the final coat. Also it would be nice to know when it’s going to start to thicken. I thought I had 30 min to an hour but in reality it was about 2 1/2 hours before the final coating started to thicken. Had I known that I would have kept rolling it around in there for a full hour or so before draining off the excess.

However, I am happy with the product and I’m sure it will work out ok.




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What kit did you use for the tank?   Thanks
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Looking Good! What size is the fuel tank plug? 
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I think the tank lining went well.

Here are some pictures of the inside:

After chemical etching the metal and rinsing it thoroughly...



Here it is after drying with the heat gun...



And this is after applying the coating and draining off the excess..



I took my time and got good even coverage.
I finished up by removing all the plugs and cleaning all the threads.

I’ll post again tomorrow when it dries.
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I went a little overkill with the temporary patch over the sending unit hole. But it did the job. I watched a few how to video before sealing the tank and a common issue is the duct tape covering the holes coming off.



I also bought a fuel line plug to avoid the hassle of dealing with duct tape and spilled chemicals. $1 well invested.




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I’m getting some more projects done while the paint cures for a week.

Today is fuel tank restoration day.

I sealed all the holes. 
Used the wash formula twice through. 
Gave it a good rinse and a dry.



Here I have the etching formula soaking. Each surface gets 30 minutes then rotate to soak a new surface.



Then another rinse and dry.

Finally slosh around the coating. Drain excess. Clean threaded holes. And let it dry.

Hopefully good as new.

I’ll try get a photo of the finished inside of the tank once it cures.
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It's....bright, that's for sure!  But it looks pretty good from here.  Thumbs Up  
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LR47,

You may be overstating that a bit but thanks. 
It definitely passes the 20’ test however.


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That's almost a Hi-Viz color! For those of us who follow your excellent work, let's call it "Envy Green."
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Thanks....

It’s out baking in the sun now. 4 good days of weather ahead.








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Just like a pro it’s looking good.Hard work pays off. 👍🏻

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Green Day!

It came out really well. Just one mosquito and a tiny bit of debris floated in. But over all I’m happy with my DIY garage paint job.

I’ll post more pics later when it dries done more.


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Yes the masking took some time but it’s worth it to not overspray primer on the underside that is already top coated.
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Just as a guess, I'd say it took way longer to place all that tape than it did to shoot the primer.  Smile
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I got another layer of primer on the tub today. All that sanding and filling has paid off. It looks much better than my first attempt. Just a bit of touch up tomorrow then a final coat of primer. Hopefully have it painted by Wednesday.






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