Paint A Buell Gas Tank

For 26 years, Buell Motorcycle Company produced high-performance motorcycles in a variety of models. They can be customized in a number of ways, including repainting parts of the body. The gas tank is one of the largest, most visible body parts, and therefore one of the most often customized. A Buell gas tank can be painted in a few steps with the right technique.

Instructions

1. Sand the entire surface of the Buell gas tank with 180-grit sandpaper. This will prepare the surface to bond with lacquer primer.

2. Remove any excess dust with a clean cloth.

3. Put on safety glasses and a respirator.

4. Apply one coat of lacquer primer to the entire surface of the Buell gas tank with a pneumatic paint spray gun. Allow the lacquer to dry completely, according to manufacturer instructions.

5. Apply a second coat of lacquer primer to the entire surface of the Buell gas tank with a pneumatic paint spray gun. Again, allow the lacquer to dry completely. These two coats of lacquer primer will allow the automotive paint to securely bond to the gas tank.

6. Apply a coat of automotive paint to the entire surface of the Buell gas tank with a pneumatic paint spray gun. Allow the pain to dry completely according to manufacturer instructions.

7. Apply a coat of automotive clear coat to the entire surface of the Buell gas tank with a pneumatic paint spray gun. This will help protect the gas tank’s finish and give it a long-lasting shine. Allow the clear coat to dry completely, according to manufacturer instructions.