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How do you repair tank dent?

So I crashed recently and now the right side of my tank is dented. I want to repaint it to prevent corrosion and thought that I might as well fill up the dent.

Any suggestions on what to use?

I was thinking of using Bondo filler.

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Question is, do you trust yourself to fill it in really well to where you'll barely be able to tell it's there? I also doubt you'll be able to get the same finish when you paint over it as you'll get on the tank, and personally that would drive me crazy lol

If they're side dents like commonly seen on zx6r and r6 tanks, I just hid mine with R&G tank sliders ...can barely tell that it was dented.

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Question is, do you trust yourself to fill it in really well to where you'll barely be able to tell it's there? I also doubt you'll be able to get the same finish when you paint over it as you'll get on the tank, and personally that would drive me crazy lol

If they're side dents like commonly seen on zx6r and r6 tanks, I just hid mine with R&G tank sliders ...can barely tell that it was dented.
I just need it to be "good enough". The tank dent doesnt bother me nearly as much as the frame scratches.

I'm buying those ricambi fairing so it'll cover the tank anyway. I would just like to prevent corrosion
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I just need it to be "good enough". The tank dent doesnt bother me nearly as much as the frame scratches.

I'm buying those ricambi fairing so it'll cover the tank anyway. I would just like to prevent corrosion
Ah...then why bother? Just paint it as it is, dented.

Did you contact Rob from MTR then for the fairings?

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Ah...then why bother? Just paint it as it is, dented.

Did you contact Rob from MTR then for the fairings?
Yes I did. Ordering through them.
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Buy a cheap dent puller. Ding king etc.

They use a glue gun (the glue removes easily) and then you stick the plunger in the kit to the dent, fit the cross member, turn the screw and pop out the dent.

Even if it doesn't pop all the way out you wont need as much filler and it will look alot better.

Make sure to sit the tank out in the sun to get it warm makes the metal easier to pull.
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I'm going to try and pop out the tent as best as I can. What kind of filler should I use? Is the Bondo Gold a good choice or is there anything better?

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A picture of the dent would help...


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That is MUCH too deep to fill as it. You'll have big chunks of bondo falling out. It is not intended to be more than a thin coat.

I would try the glue on puller as others have suggested if you are determined to fix it yourself.
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Looks like you can go into the top of the fill hole with a tool to knock it out some. Even if you have to make a basic tool to do it. Knock it out a bit further than needed and then slowly, carefully tap it back in to desired shape, sand and fill.
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Found a good method on how to go about fixing the dent



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That's a lot of work for fixing a dent on a track bike. Just leave the dent as is and re-paint the tank to avoid corrosion later on.
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That's a big dent so I wouldn't leave it like that if possible. Try and pull it out
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