Tuesday, March 5, 2013

75 cent coat

After Junior welded up my tank there was still a bit of crud shaking around in there so to knock it around a bit I added 75 pennies and shook the living daylights out of it. It's a good idea to keep track of how many you put in and try to get that many out again at the end.

Next up was a good rinse with solvent and acetone, after which I needed to make sure it was good and dry.

Then the Red Kote went in. This stuff is new to me, but Junior swears by it and he's done a lot more bikes than I have and usually knows his stuff. In the past I've only used Por15s tank coating (that's what's in LoudBike) and have had no trouble with it, but this stuff's a bit thicker, and the 750 tank's a bit rougher. So I'm hoping this will take care of the couple of pin holes that are in the tank.
 And then it all comes out.
 Like red candy in there.


  1. Did the Red Coat work for you?? Just curious to see how it performed to stop pin leaks. Thanks! Greg

  2. Bike's still not together yet so the review's still out. I'll make sure to post a follow up on it as soon as it's full of the good stuff.

  3. RedKote's holding up just fine so far. No leaks, no clogs. Happy customer.