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Hi, have just resprayed a petrol tank in Halfords petrol resistant lacquer but feel it needs another coat. The instructions say it cant be re done afterwards but I did a test bit on the underside of the tank and it appears fine. Reluctant to do the rest of the tank until checked with someone who might have done it before. What is supposed to happen when you try to put another coat on, is it safe to try? Phil

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Hi, have just resprayed a petrol tank in Halfords petrol resistant lacquer but feel it needs another coat. The instructions say it cant be re done afterwards but I did a test bit on the underside of the tank and it appears fine. Reluctant to do the rest of the tank until checked with someone who might have done it before. What is supposed to happen when you try to put another coat on, is it safe to try? Phil

Dunno Phil but if it were me I would leave it for at least a month to cure fully, then lightly key it for the new coat.

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Dunno Phil but if it were me I would leave it for at least a month to cure fully, then lightly key it for the new coat.

Nooooooooooooo!

It's evil stuff - I made the mistake of wanting to 'improve' the lacquer finish when I painted it. I ended up having to take the tank back to bare metal and start all over again - it acts like nitro-mors on anything sprayed on top :0(

Admittedly I haven't tried over-spraying a year later. If I feel brave enough I might try it and let you know.

:angry:

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No even after a year it does not work.I have to spray my RD250 tank again after trying to patch up a chip, it went all crinkly

polish it when it is cured properly

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Hmm listen to the voices of experience, I was just guessing and it seems I would have come a cropper also. :o

Thanks for the advice, will leave as it is for a while and then polish as suggested. Ta Phil

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what do u mean petrol resistant like scratch resistant you havent painted it with a aerosol have u lol :blink:

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what do u mean petrol resistant like scratch resistant you havent painted it with a aerosol have u lol :blink:

I imagine "Halfords petrol resistant laquer" does indeed come in aerosols.

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wiseguy lol why does it have to be petrol resistant ,you dont put petrol resistant laquer on cars maybe scratch resistant

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Hi, have just resprayed a petrol tank in Halfords petrol resistant lacquer ......

wiseguy lol why does it have to be petrol resistant ,you dont put petrol resistant laquer on cars maybe scratch resistant

It's best to use petrol resistant laquer on a petrol tank, the other stuff disolves ;)

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the petrols ment to go in the tank not on it ;)

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Hi, just to update. Have tried T cutting to get a polished finish and have gone down to the paint coat so looks like starting again from scratch............bugger!! Phil

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