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Old 09-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Is it Evil to Paint Aluminum Tanks ?

I ended up with a pair of aluminum tanks when I bought my 75, I was gung ho on polishing them, but when it cams down to it, I decided it would be easier just to paint em ...

Sacrilege?

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Old 09-16-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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some guy who sells AS's on ebay has red painted tanks all the time. your trailer, your choice!
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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I ended up with a pair of aluminum tanks when I bought my 75, I was gung ho on polishing them, but when it cams down to it, I decided it would be easier just to paint em ...

Sacrilege?

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No. It is sacrilege to call them "tanks." They're cylinders, not tanks. Tanks are built in; cylinders are removable.

As long as your paint hasn't obscured the data stamped into the metal of the cylinders, no problem. If the paint has obscured the stamped data, it will be difficult to get them recertified when the time comes.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #4
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Is it Evil to Paint Aluminum Tanks ?

Dang engineers!



Yea they are cylinders...

The data is still very visible. They were already painted when I got them so it was just way easier than trying to clean them up and polish them.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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Sacrilege, maybe not.

But I think you would have been money ahead by selling the aluminum tanks and buying new steel ones. Plus, I'm not sure how the paint will hold up on the aluminum compared to steel over time.

End the end, you own it, you do what you want with it.

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Pure EVIL !! I like the color, though.
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I have a set of metal ones I would have gladly traded you.
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My tanks were painted silver. Stripped them and did a little polishing. This is what I ended up with. Probably could us a little refreshing.
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They are your cylinders, decorate them how ever you enjoy looking at them.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #12
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I like the way they look on the trailer...

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I like a little contrast!!!
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What about painting them black? Too hot? Jim
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I painted the tanks (yes, I call them tanks) on my Bambi II silver. It did not have a tank cover. Not painting the tanks on the Safari, it has a nice aluminum cover.
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