Premier Member Posts: 10941 Speed Triple 955i (02-04)
30 Jun 2011 16:37
Decided as I need to get new bearings before refitting the swingarm that I would make a start on the body work today.
DA'd off the tank and seat side panels, then found I had a pin hole at the front of the tank. Pressure washed inside the tank after removing all fuel tank gubbins then proceeded to weld the tank.
Got that done and water tight then noticed a small rust patch along the bottom of the tank, this turned into a hole about 8mm wide by 15mm long so cut a bit of plate and welded that in. Thats when the grief started.
I was then chasing paper thin holes around the corner of the tank for the next hour and a half.. Everytime I ground back the weld it would start weeping again in another place. Finally finished but there is a micro weep which pissed me off so I called that a day.
Does anyone know of a product which will seal this weep (and it really is a micro weep not a drip)?
Decided to break out my new spray gun and gun some paint on the remainder of the tank to get the bare metal covered and the side panels then flat it back to await the top coat. (I still need to revisit the weep before the top coat)