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Tank repair 1981 DT125

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Fixing this dent is beyond my skill set. Do you guys think it is worth having someone repair for $$$ OR am I better off looking for another. Tanks in advance
27 Jan 2021 20:16 #1

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Replied by Quartermaster35 on topic Tank repair 1981 DT125

I had very good luck with a glue gun / dent puller for my tank...... it'll likely take half a day / patience to do it with that size dent, but it can be done.

The other thing i've seen online is using an old inner tube to push out a dent (haven't tried it as the dent puller worked fine for me)

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28 Jan 2021 05:35 #2

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic Tank repair 1981 DT125

Definitely worth a go yourself.
I had good success with a glue gun and a home made puller.
I would do it inside as it's pretty cold here at the moment or warm the tank with a hair dryer or heat gun on low (don't blow yourself up) just to help the glue bond to the surface.
Very simple and nothing to lose.
I'd be tempted to try the inner tube first.
Let us know how you get on.
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28 Jan 2021 11:03 #3

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