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Repairing dents in fuel tanks

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by thecptn, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. I have a bit of a question, I have my eye on this nice fuel tank on ebay, problem is, it has a minor dent on the top of it, I am going to have it repainted, how ever, I need to know, can that dent be repaired at all?

  2. Why yes, yes they can


  3. some dents can be poped out.
    A couple of times we managed to drill the bottom of a tank and pop some dents out from the inside but its a bit of a lucky dip.

    Putty + respray is a surefire option
  4. Anything made of metal, can usually be repaired.
  5. Wow! that came out nice! thanks!
  6. I think sometimes they weld a nut on to the dinted area, then screw a long bolt in to the nut then pull the dent out.

    All the body repair books and shit ive seen exerts from recommend filler no more then 2mm thick. So for a good repair you gotta straighten the steel pretty good an use filler just for little imperfections, but i doubt most panel places would do so.