Painting gas tank
When I got my CJ it had what appeared to be a fairly new gas tank. It is raw steel and still fairly shiny. What is the best method to paint it? I have it all taken apart because I am replacing the flimsy factory "skid plate" (not sure it is deserving of that title), with a much stouter one.
Just besure everything is CLEAN! Your worst enemey will be oil, grease and finger prints. Eastwood has some nice frame paint in gloss or semi, you could probably just use a good hardware store paint but sand out rust spots and use a good paint prep to clean everything up.
Don't use rubberized under coating! It will trap in moisture and might even speed up the rusting process. I would use something like chassis saver, or a product called Zero-rust on it. Minimal prep, and a good lasting and pretty much rust proof. I know the zero-rust comes in other colors too, brush it on..i've found that works best, a quart should be more than enough. I've had great success with it. I've heard bad things about the por-15 line when painting on clean non-rusted metal so stay away from that. Here's a link to the zero-rust if your interested........... Zero Rust Paint - Quarts
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