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    There hasn't been a 'recommend a painter' thread in a few years, please drop a name if you know of someone local that can help me.

    I had a custom job done on my tins (years ago) including a pop-up cap and it's peeling again. Have had it fixed a couple times already, looking for a more permanent fix by someone that has experience with 'problem children' tanks.

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    Do you not want to try BD or Ponyz? I know they aren't local to you but Ponyz is in the Pensacola area.
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    Can you explain a litle bit more? What is peelin? the clear coat or the paint itself? When you say "custom:" what that means? Any way to post a pic.? Then maybe we can help.
    There is someone ( Leonard) that does that for a living and have done some good jobs for VTXOA members. He's local.
    Try the pics first.
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    I tried several shots, it's a little hard to capture in a picture but basically the paint starts bubbling up around the bung. Once that starts it's not too long before it looks like total crap. I guess the bung that was used isn't the best, I'm thinking a "permanent" fix might include replacing it which I'm not even sure is possible with all the bondo. Such shame as it's a beautiful paint job. I tried a trim ring also but it didn't fit that well, maybe your guy can fabricate one? That'd be the simplest solution.

    Thanks for looking.





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    Looking at the photos I believe it can be done w/out screwing the paint. Maybe some "modification" and you still have the same. Leonard can fix it ( I believe). Send him a message and he will tell you.If does not help, let-me know.
    By the way: Do you know who did the paint work ( the original )?
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    BDS did the original work and I've had it repaired twice already by a guy in WPB. I don't want to spend more cash on the same type of repair, sand/repaint bung area, anymore. There is so much clear on the top of this tank because of the repairs that adding more will risk cracking. This is why I'm thinking a trim ring fabricated to the exact dimensions of the opening is probably the best idea. My fault, I should have asked for bodyshop/metal fabricator instead of a painter.

    I really thought the last time would hold as we sealed the H out of the paint edge. Anyone reading this, either skip the pop-up or get a MUCH better one (pro one was brand) than I did.


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    Ok! Now I understand.

    BDS painted the tank and was them who modified it? If so, Have you contacted him? As far as I know he's a very serious guy and I believe if he did the mod. He would stand by his work. Have you tried?
    Another option would be a shop making a adhesive that would fit around to disguise the problem. It would be much cheaper.
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