Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Kristoffer Johnson /

I am having a 1980 Tomos bullet frame powder coated. Is there a costing of any sort in the gas tank that I should be concerned about? Apparently to prep before powered coating the parts get baked to remove the paint and the guy doing the job said that if there was a coating in the tank it would bake off also.

My tank is perfect inside so I don’t won’t to loose the rust free goodness.

Any one know?

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

nah, no coating.

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

There is no coating that will protect against gasoline. & guys that think they are smart by coating their tanks but in three years they will have petcocks full of the coating.

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Overpriced Parts /

70s and 80s bullet frames/tanks were/are way better than the newer sprint type step through frames

I had several silver and golden bullets and they all had rust free tanks and very solid frames

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Kristoffer Johnson /

That’s good to hear!

While I wait...

I have been going through the rest of the parts, greasing bearing, running taps and dies in holes and over bolts. I have replaced all the slotted head bolts with stainless Allen heads on the engine and for the rest of the bike when it’s ready to assemble. Sticker set ready to apply. Carbs cleaned. Brake pads still have tons of meat on them. Clutch pads look good . Everything going back on is clean and ready.

So now I wait!

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

stainless is weak, especially small stuff mild mild steel.

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Josiah Radebaugh /

I just had a thought.... Would it be possible to Inserte a plastic tube that it sealed of some sort into the tank. Heat it up and put pressure in so it'll expand. Effectively making a plastic fuel tank with a metal shell.... Prolly wouldn't work.

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Dirty30 Dillon /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> There is no coating that will protect against gasoline. & guys that

> think they are smart by coating their tanks but in three years they

> will have petcocks full of the coating.

Caswell is impervious to gasoline. The lining I put on my MB5 6 years looks brand new.

Single part liners will eventually be ruptured, but 2-part epoxy-based liners don't rely on a solvent to harden (which can than re-soften with that same solvent).

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > There is no coating that will protect against gasoline. & guys that

>

> > think they are smart by coating their tanks but in three years they

>

> > will have petcocks full of the coating.

>

> Caswell is impervious to gasoline. The lining I put on my MB5 6 years

> looks brand new.

>

> Single part liners will eventually be ruptured, but 2-part epoxy-based

> liners don't rely on a solvent to harden (which can than re-soften with

> that same solvent).

I could only image how much that stuff cost?

I’m going to start posting all my questions and concerns as doubt because you seem to like to reply more. We still on for 8pm tonight?

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

Dirty30 Dillon /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> I could only image how much that stuff cost?

>

> I’m going to start posting all my questions and concerns as doubt

> t because you seem to like to reply more. We still on for 8pm tonight?

It's like $40, not much more or less than any other coating.

Your second sentence doesn't make any sense. I end up replying to you because you tend to respond to peoples genuine inquiries with confident and poorly executed statements that are typically wrong.

Shame on me, it's easy bait.

Re: Is there a coating in the gas tank from TOMOS

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> >

>

> > I could only image how much that stuff cost?

>

> >

>

> > I’m going to start posting all my questions and concerns as doubt

>

> > t because you seem to like to reply more. We still on for 8pm tonight?

>

> It's like $40, not much more or less than any other coating.

>

> Your second sentence doesn't make any sense. I end up replying to you

> because you tend to respond to peoples genuine inquiries with confident

> and poorly executed statements that are typically wrong.

That’s sounds about right.

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