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Gas tank dent removal

  • 06 Feb 2021 4:11 PM
    Message # 10066302

    Anyone know of someone who can remove serious dents from old tanks?

    Let me know please.



    Moved from General Forum: 21 May 2021 3:32 PM
  • 13 Feb 2021 12:42 PM
    Reply # 10092636 on 10066302
    Deleted user

    Hi, I recently pulled a big dent out of a '72 CB350 tank.

    I bought and used this dent puller...

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07HF3QJTW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The dent was probably 5" x 3" and .5" deep.

    It was a lot of work. It took many pulls. Through trial and error I figured out that its best to start pulling from the edge of the dent and work your way towards the deepest part.

    The final result wasn't perfect, there will be minor fill work when I strip the paint, but it worked.

  • 06 Jun 2021 1:06 PM
    Reply # 10597798 on 10066302

    Anyone have a specialist “paintless dent removal” guy that has performed miracles? I’ve seen some amazing results and have a tank I really want to keep “original”. It has a good size dent, but no broken paint. 

  • 21 Sep 2021 11:58 AM
    Reply # 11107319 on 10066302

    Hi Charlie,

    Pressurizing the tank can give whatever you're using to pull the dent out a nice helping hand from inside. It's worked for me before, once a dent even popped out on it's own.

    There is one caveat though. Too much pressure can give you an unwelcome increase in fuel capacity. Saddle tanks are particularly vulnerable and I'd recommend bracing the two saddles together before pressurizing to make sure they don't spread apart.

    I'm in the GTA and you're welcome to bring the tank around if you're local.

    Cheers,



  • 02 Jan 2022 2:06 PM
    Reply # 12232801 on 10066302

    3-5 lbs  maximum pressure


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