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    So I was washing my bike yesterday and leaned a little to hard on my tank with my elbow.
    It left a good size ( about 4" across and 1" deep) dent on my tank. I was not happy. So out
    of desperation I to wal-mart and bought a Pops-A-Dent...... like I said I was desperate.
    I had to use it four times but it worked perfectly. best $20 I have ever spent. If you have a dent on your tank give it a try. It did not hurt the paint at all. Now I will say that I tried it on my car ( honda civic ) and it was absolute crap. I guess the fact that the tank is thinner made
    it possible for it to work.



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    I have a very small dent in my tank maybe I try that thanks for the tip
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    • #3
      nice to know...



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      • #4
        I've used a 3 dollar toilet plunger on a car before, worked great. I don't know that it would have enough suction for a small dent though.
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        • #5
          I'll have to try that on my civic

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          • #6
            are you saying that your tank is thinner metal that what you find on a honda civic? I really find that hard to believe. I think it is more to do with the style of dent. the one on your tank likely didn't have a "kink" in the dent....where the civic probably has.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by katana0286 View Post
              So I was washing my bike yesterday and leaned a little to hard on my tank with my elbow.
              It left a good size ( about 4" across and 1" deep) dent on my tank. I was not happy. So out
              of desperation I to wal-mart and bought a Pops-A-Dent...... like I said I was desperate.
              I had to use it four times but it worked perfectly. best $20 I have ever spent. If you have a dent on your tank give it a try. It did not hurt the paint at all. Now I will say that I tried it on my car ( honda civic ) and it was absolute crap. I guess the fact that the tank is thinner made
              it possible for it to work.



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              holy crap...how much do you weigh that you dented the tank than much from leaning on it ?


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              • #8
                Originally posted by chinto View Post
                holy crap...how much do you weigh that you dented the tank than much from leaning on it ?
                WOW, ya, that's what I was thinking. Crap, I think I could stand on my tank without denting it in any way.
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                • #9
                  180lbs ..... I'm just powerful.... and i was wearing my riding jacket...whats with all this hate from Canada lol
                  Last edited by katana0286; 06-28-2008, 07:37 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jdm5770 View Post
                    I've used a 3 dollar toilet plunger on a car before, worked great. I don't know that it would have enough suction for a small dent though.
                    Haha, that sounds like a good picture opportunity

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by alex_lounsbury View Post
                      Haha, that sounds like a good picture opportunity
                      Of him sucking the crap outta his car?
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                      • #12
                        im heading to the evil empire in the morning to see if i can find this. was it in the auto section?

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                        • #13
                          I picked it up today and it worked perfectly!. Check this out

                          i started with this








                          dent all gone!


                          you can read and see better close ups on my blog

                          http://fatbikez.com/blog/2008/07/08/...-the-gas-tank/

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                          • #14
                            What kind of glue will work on a repainted tank?

                            I have a similar dent in mine and I purchased the dent tool also. Didn't think about the bike having been repainted by the PO. I've tried several times to get the glue to stick to the paint, but have not been successful. Any suggestions on adhesives, besides the glue included, to get the tool to stick to my paint?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by katana0286 View Post
                              180lbs ..... I'm just powerful.... and i was wearing my riding jacket...whats with all this hate from Canada lol
                              So you wash your bike with your riding jacket? lol

                              EDIT: Ha, more hate from Canada!

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