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banditderek 31 Aug 2012 05:59

Painting an Acerbis tank
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Hi all. I've recently installed a long range tank on my TTR600, but annoyingly could only get it in white. After asking around and forum trawling it became apparent that these tanks cant be painted with success due to the kind of plastic they're made of. I decided on another plan, and got the tank sprayed with Rhino-coat, the stuff they spray in the back of utes/bakkies/pick-ups to keep the back bin from getting scratched. Its chemical proof and flexible and I think its great. Anyone else seen or done this before? Attachment 7377

*Touring Ted* 31 Aug 2012 08:03

I've seen hand painted Acerbis tanks as well as spray painted. They don't look too pretty but the paint sticks for a time. Long enough no doubt..

I don't know much about paint and painting but you can add stuff to paint which makes it more flexible which stops it separating.

You would probably have to get a primer first too.

If you don't care too much about aesthetics then give it a go...

Why not !!

McCrankpin 31 Aug 2012 11:10

Keep an eye on it. Petrol vapours are carried through the walls of those tanks from the inside to the outside.

There's a thread with info, not entirely applicable to your coating, here:


Huan 31 Aug 2012 11:11

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I wouldn't be that keen, after having an acerbis tank that had been painted shatter after a small drop onto the floor, I think it may affect the tank in ways that aren't fully understood.
My Acerbis tank has a sticker on it:
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McCrankpin 31 Aug 2012 11:17

It does look nice though.

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