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Tank Coatings, Factory ????

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Post Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:04 pm
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OK fellas....... We got an oem 34 VL tank that has a blue colored coating in it. Is it factory ? If so, what is it ? Pa

Post Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:33 pm

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VL tanks had no blue coating from the factory.

Post Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:29 pm
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Chris...can you speculate on what this blue coating may be ? MEK and every other chem seems to have no effect on it. Pa

Post Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:18 am

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Probably something done professionally. Aircraft or Renu type.

Post Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:32 am

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Yesterday I pulled a set of 3.5s out of storage from a '65 that I bought in '75, long before the riding public became anal about coatings. Supposedly it had been a Kansas City PD machine.

The bottoms of the interiors are slopped with what appears to be the same tar-like material that was used to secure the felts inside of pan covers.

My question is: What was the material that the Factory used to secure the felts?

Thanks in advance,

....Cotten

Post Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:38 am

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Cotten wrote:
My question is: What was the material that the Factory used to secure the felts?


Felt adhesive of course. :mrgreen:


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