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This case study is presented to illustrate the care and work that goes into our restoration process.

Faircharm Petrol Tank Restoration

  1. The tank is checked for leaks on receipt.
  2. Original paint is colour matched and stencils and measurements are taken where possible.
  3. If there are no traces of paint colour and lining Faircharm will undertake the necessary investigations.
  4. To establish what work needs to be undertaken, i.e. leak repairs, dents, welding work or filler work,.old paint and rust is removed by the process of grit blasing leaving a clean bare steel or aluminium fuel tank,
  5. When welding work is undertaken there is a pressure test then grit blast for a second time leaving the tank ready for the next process.
  6. The surface of the tank is thoroughly cleaned using special solvents before any filler work is undertaken.
  7. Three coats of two pack filler primer is applied and then the tank is baked in a drying room at a temperature of approximately 120 degrees fahrenheit. Once dry the primer is smoothed down.
  8. One coat of two pack acid etch primer is then applied followed by three coats of high build acrylic primer. This is then baked.
  9. The tank is then rubbed down with wet and dry paper leaving it ready for the top coats of paint.
  10. Various two pack paint systems are applied depending on colour - then bake off.
  11. All lining is sprayed on by airbrush.
  12. Following lining and fitting of decals three coats of two pack lacquer is applied - then bake off.
  13. The lacquer is then smoothed down to ensure there are no edges to the linings or decals - a completely smooth surface.
  14. A further three coats of two pack lacquer is applied - then bake off.
  15. The whole tank is then polished to a high gloss finish completing the process.