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Knees wearing paint from tank

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by J.R. Bob Dobbs, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

    Oct 3, 2000
    McGaheysville, VA
    The paint on my fuel tank is wearing from rubbing my knees. It only happens when I wear leather riding pants, jeans or textile pants don't harm it. It's just wearing on the clearcoat right now, but if it wears thru to the soft color layer beneath, it will get ugly fast.

    Does anybody know of something I can put over the area to protect it? Wax does no good. I was thinking about the static-cling material some graphics are made of, but don't know where to get a small piece of it in monochrome.

    As a last resort I'll spray more clearcoat on the affected area when the color layer starts to show thru. I'd rather just cover the tiny area with something that won't harm the paint.
  2. Rosey


    Mar 19, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    Some sort of stick-on clear protective film? Someone must make sheets of clear tape that can be cut to size.

  3. Stomp makes grip panels for the tank and are used on the track by a lot of the best riders. I use a Bagster tank cover made of leather on my Red Ducati.
  4. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

    Oct 3, 2000
    McGaheysville, VA
    Thanks for the replys! I had no idea products already existed to protect the tank, will probably order something this weekend.
  5. kAr

    kAr Netware Rocks!

    Oct 17, 2001
    Mesa AZ
    3M makes a 'paint protectant film' for the hood of cars to cut down on stone chips. It's about $200 for a hood sized piece. If there is an installer in your area, you could probably get a couple of scraps for very little.
  6. Jtemple

    Jtemple Geek

    Jan 13, 2002
    I have a tankslapper kit on the way. It should be here on Monday.