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Leaking tank? Replaced your tank recently?

So as we all know the Sportclassics tanks have had some issues. So most people are having their tanks replaced by Ducati. But people are having the same issues again. So...

We are now offering a tank sealing service. If you want to have your tank sealed and protected, you can send your tank into us and we will seal it using Caswell tank sealer. Heres how it works:
  • You send us your tank with all parts removed.
  • We will clean the inside and coated it.
  • We hang it for 24 hours and allow it to cure then we ship it back to you.
  • The cost is $119.99 plus return shipping.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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Are you single coating or double coating?

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So as we all know the Sportclassics tanks have had some issues. So most people are having their tanks replaced by Ducati. But people are having the same issues again. So...

We are now offering a tank sealing service. If you want to have your tank sealed and protected, you can send your tank into us and we will seal it using Caswell tank sealer. Heres how it works:
  • You send us your tank with all parts removed.
  • We will clean the inside and coated it.
  • We hang it for 24 hours and allow it to cure then we ship it back to you.
  • The cost is $119.99 plus return shipping.

Contact [email protected] for more information.
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So far we have always single coated our tanks. Double coating woudn't be much more work.

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Matt,
That's a pretty good value for the money. Material costs start at $45... For someone who doesn't want to deal with the mess or risk F.ups thats a great deal I think.
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That's a pretty good value for the money. Material costs start at $45... For someone who doesn't want to deal with the mess or risk F.ups thats a great deal I think.
Yes. I'm sure you'd learn a lot doing your first few so that it's very unlikely your first try would come out as good as their 100'th or whatever on your tank.

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Are you single coating or double coating?

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What benefit is there to double coating?

I need those extra millimeters of capacity (just kidding).

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it ensures that the tank is fully sealed and coated with the material.
Caswell thinks it's enough for one kit
we believe it is not and use two kits per tank

Would you want to risk missing a spot and that spot starts to swell?
This stuff is clear and hard to tell if you have it totally covered
and it is easy to miss a spot if done improperly.
Improperly done it fails at that spot.

If you are planning on doing this yourself.
get two kits.

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What benefit is there to double coating?

I need those extra millimeters of capacity (just kidding).
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There is a pigment that can be used with this kit, to avoid the problems JC has had. If someone ends up using two full kits, they may be overbuilding the material to the point where it may not cure in spots. Although these kits are sold to the public, it is much better to have it applied by someone like Motowheels who can successfully apply a single kit correctly.

That's not to say that 2 kits can't be used, some tanks may need it depending on size and other variables.
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Bottom line
...get your tank sealed.
Send it out
do it yourself
have a friend who knows what he's doing do it.


That being said
We do 4-6 tanks at a time so we buy in bulk and use what is needed for the tank we are servicing.
For the SC tank, it comes to a little more then what 1 kit offers.
We are not using dyes at this time and we have our reasons for this that I'd rather not say why. Personally I like to see it remain a clear translucent for my tank.


Good to have someone else offering this service professionally as we have been the only one up to now.
Between dealers and Individuals sending their tanks there is plenty of room.



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Bottom line
...get your tank sealed.
Send it out
do it yourself
have a friend who knows what he's doing do it.


That being said
We do 4-6 tanks at a time so we buy in bulk and use what is needed for the tank we are servicing.
For the SC tank, it comes to a little more then what 1 kit offers.
We are not using dyes at this time and we have our reasons for this that I'd rather not say why. Personally I like to see it remain a clear translucent for my tank.


Good to have someone else offering this service professionally as we have been the only one up to now.
Between dealers and Individuals sending their tanks there is plenty of room.



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Ummm, do you always post stuff like this in other vendors threads, seems a little low-brow wouldn't you agree? I know everyone deserves to have all the information they can handle with respect to this product, but with the conflicting info you've posted, it just looks like a competitive barb rather than trying to help the Ducati.ms members what with this originally being a vendors thread.

Just my opinion from my point of view. Sorry for taking this off-topic.
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