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Old 01-23-2009, 01:03 PM
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Default Gas Tank Edge Guard

I was poking around in some of my junk stuff today and came across some edge guard material that I had purchased some time ago for a hot rod project. It is meant to be used on raw edges of automotive interiors. In fact I bought it from an interior and trim supplier. It is a rubber-like material with a heat activated adhesive that holds very well after it has been applied. I used it to hide the pinch weld on the seam of my gas tank. I think it looks a lot better than the raw edge and thought I'd share these pix with you.
Photo 1 is a closeup of what the material looks like, photo 2 is the before look and picture 3 is the tank after the edge guard was applied. I used a heat gun to soften it and to activate the adhesive while I was putting the stuff on. The man at the trim shop said it will stick even when applied in hot sunshine. But it's cloudy and cold today so the heat gun was helpful.
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