Originally Posted by Goat Herder
IMHO Rattlecan paint is no where near as durable as Powder coat and is rarely ever fuel proof. Color wise there is not as much to choose from but price it is not that expensive to get a powder coat done. Plus if a guy has custom welded a frame a good powder coater can oven baking the frame witch properly re tempers the Aluminum or steel at the same time . Good bang for the buck..
Yeah all true and good points. It's all about tradeoffs.
I have good luck with fuel resiatance on rattlecan painted tanks by letting them cure about 30 days then giving them a clearcoat of several coats of NAPA clear engine enamel.This stuff is designed to take oil and fuel exposure.
Also, the automotive touchup paints from Car Quest ect. in the large rattlecans seems to be way better paint than the hardware store stuff, and a LOT more exotic colors than hdw store stuff. Even got pinstripe tapes there.
I replaced and repainted my Honda Shadow 2 tone tank, with Honda auto touchup paints and was VERY satisfied with the results.01-02-10_1658.jpg