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    Polishing the tank

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    Mick, I'm not interested in selling the tank after all that work!
    I can understand why ,I hadn't seen the finished product .It looks great ,beautiful job

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    Would you be interested I in making a fuel tank for me

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    Mick, sorry I'm not interested in getting into the gas tank business. Surely you could find someone down there to make one for you. I would have to charge you $5000 for as much work as I have in mine. LOL!

    What exactly are you looking for? Do you need a custom tank or would one from Rick's or Tanks, Inc, work?

    I just had a customer ask me to blast and prime his frame and bend all the fuel and brake lines. I really don't get into that kind of stuff, since I want to put out frames not finished, rolling chassis. I told him that I could have it blasted for him and shoot a coat of primer if he paid me to do it. I think I'm going to try the Clausen "All-U-Need" on it, which I wish I'd done on my frame.
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    I'm after a stainless tank with pump and fittings ,no polishing .Canadian hot rods make one for 57 chev for $ 1450 but they won't ship out of Canada

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    Rick's tank is around $1200 and Tanks, Inc has some stainless ones for $575 with pump and sender.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

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    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Thanks I

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    A couple of products to consider when polishing with out the benefit of a stand polisher.Busch Polish sells pads that attach to a Rotary buffer and the use of Emery compound. For light to heavy scratches such as what may be found in stainless trim, Camel Grinding Wheels sell a pad for your hand held grinder.The key to this pad is light pressure until you are familiar with how your stainless reacts, otherwise you leave gouges that will have to be sanded out.The gouges show up with the finer grit sanding process.The pad is not a finishing pad but removes heavy scratching.Depending on outcome, 320-400-600, the polishing wheel.(Sissel or cutting then medium or finishing wheel with compound)
    https://www.buschshineproducts.com/b...echniques.html

    Apparently I will need to learn how to downsize pics.The sample work with the pad was just a blur in the pics.
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    Pics. of test spot with CGW soft pad.
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