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Proper Gas Tank Color--Sprite Mk2

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desbrisay Greg DesBrisay
Emerald Hills, CA, USA   USA
What is the proper (original) color of gas tanks on a '2 Sprite Mk2?
My original tank is so rusted, it's difficult to figure out whether it was painted at all!

(My '62 Sprite Mk2 chassis is due back from the body shop with fresh at the end of this month, so I'm getting excited about putting it all back together!)


Greg D
'62 AH Sprite Mk2

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Perdido Gold Member Rut Rutledge
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA   USA
Greg,
They were originally black...kind of a chassis black which looks like a semi gloss or satin. If your installing a new tank, clean it well, sand it, etch primer or epoxy and top coat. The new tanks from Spectra have a ‘Nitern’ coating and it’s tough to get paint to stick to.
Rut

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desbrisay Greg DesBrisay
Emerald Hills, CA, USA   USA
Thanks! That helps a lot.

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westburn70 Eric Flack
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, UK   GBR
Put loads of wax type rust proofing on the top. Before you bolt it up.They tend to
rust through at the filler neck.

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desbrisay Greg DesBrisay
Emerald Hills, CA, USA   USA
Thanks, that make s a lot of sense.

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