I pulled out the gas tank out of my 1927 Tudor today and plan to repaint it. A number of different options crossed my mind - powdercoat, gasoline-proof marine paint, POR-15 - but I wanted to hear from those of you who have done this before and had success with the paint that you chose. Thanks.
por 15 I did mine a few weeks ago
POR15 is amazing stuff, just make sure you read the warning label on it like i neglected to do....I got covered in it while painting the frame of my truck, and like the directions say, absolutely nothing will take it off you except for one product, which i think they conveniently sell. I let mine wear off the old fashioned way, i think it took like 3 weeks.
It will not come off for weeks.
Ed, that's hilarious!..The best part about my introduction with this product was that i had a wedding to attend the very next weekend, lets just say the wife was not amused.
Here is a picture of the inside of a 1926-27 cowl tank that somebody cut open for our convenience...
I coated the interior of the tank on my 1926 coupe in 2010, by pouring in an entire quart of silver POR 15 and sloshing it all around for several minutes until I was sure all surfaces were coated, and it is just a bright and shiny now as it was 5 years ago. The silver is much better than black because it reflects much better allowing you to see inside the tank for inspection purposes. After coating, I removed the brass plug I purchased from Home Depot for sealing the outlet and let all the POR 15 run back into the can for future use. I ended up with 3/4 of a quart that I was able to use on other projects. After you are done, be sure you wipe off the threads on the inlet as well as the outlet so you can screw on your gas cap and screw on your sediment valve. Jim Patrick
Por15 makes the best but a decent 2nd is engine paint inrattle can
satin or semi-gloss black rattle can engine paint.
I did mine in '97, it still looks great.