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Thread: How to remove the dent (s) in the gas tank?

  1. #1
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    Jun 2018
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    How to remove the dent (s) in the gas tank?

    It seems throughout my travels thru three wheeler world the MAJORITY of them have DENTS in the gas tanks. Im not sure how all of them got there except the ones I have dented MYSELF! But now the question is , how the blazes to pop them out? Use Either? Air? They drive me insane!! I would really really like to SAFELY get them OUT!!

  2. #2
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    Suction, or compressed air, but I recommend suction, too much compressed air can pop the whole tank.
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  3. #3
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    Fill with water, freeze, watch it carefully,remove once dent is popped. This can blow the seams on a junk tank.But most easy methods can.
    Please help those who cannot help themselves.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Autoshot-4550.../dp/B002FZJ806

    Stud gun, slide , "T" handles, and a body .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67camaro496 View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Autoshot-4550.../dp/B002FZJ806

    Stud gun, slide , "T" handles, and a body .
    Yep, that is the method that I use.
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  6. #6
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    I appreciate the suggestions, but having not ever done ANY of them, it would help me if the suggestion guys could be a little more detailed?

    I understood the ice one!. Thank you Ice man !

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