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Fuel Tank Knee Grips?
#813791 06/24/20 10:43 am
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Excuse my ignorance, but I have no experience with adding knee grips to a tank. (Which I may be doing soon).

I see some bolt on. I'm guessing others just stick on?
And if they stick on do they ruin the paint/chrome below over time?

Any tips or best practices appreciated.

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Dennis Yurcik #813797 06/24/20 11:52 am
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The stick-on ones do not ruin the paint.

In fact, when they are removed the paint under them is so well preserved from sun fading that it is often used as the color-match for repainting the tank.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
The stick-on ones do not ruin the paint.

In fact, when they are removed the paint under them is so well preserved from sun fading that it is often used as the color-match for repainting the tank.

Thanks for the intel. Good to know it can be undone without damage.

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Dennis Yurcik #813820 06/24/20 3:32 pm
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I have a pair of knee pads that I was thinking about putting on my chrome A65 tank, but they are not self-adhesive. Is there a particular sort of adhesive that would be recommended for this application? I'm thinking maybe 3M spray contact adhesive; I have some of that.


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Re: Fuel Tank Knee Grips?
Dennis Yurcik #813876 06/25/20 12:39 am
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3-M weatherstrip adhesive (also nick-named "yellow peril) is what I have used.
Auto parts stores usually have it.

I also used it to stick auto weatherstrip to my old garage refrigerator when the door gasket wore out.
I did this 15 years ago, and it's still sticking and working just fine.

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Dennis Yurcik #813878 06/25/20 12:51 am
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My 68 Spitfire project came with an incorrect chrome tank. The tank has the chrome pulled off on each side rearward of the badge mounts. I always contributed this to improper knee pad removal or adhesive by a previous owner. I don't know what is correct, but research the adhesive thoroughly.

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Dennis Yurcik #814558 06/30/20 3:11 pm
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"also nick-named "yellow peril" we've always called it "gorilla snot" 3m 8009. use it more than anything in the garage

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Dennis Yurcik #814567 06/30/20 5:45 pm
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gorilla snot is good stuff for the gearbox sprocket splines as well.

3M makes a black product that comes in a similar tube to the yellow. ive bought it by mistake. it sets up hard but not brittle, and is a good for when you don't want things top come off. i'd try that on the knee pads too


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Dennis Yurcik #814609 06/30/20 10:49 pm
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clear silicone


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
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raf940 #814654 07/01/20 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by raf940
clear silicone

That seems like it would make sense. I've used that to glue mirrors (just the glass) into the housing on car doors. And I would think that would also peel off relatively easy (hopefully) if you wanted to remove it.

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Dennis Yurcik #814662 07/01/20 11:55 am
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if it peels off easily, so will your kneepads.


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Dennis Yurcik #814719 07/01/20 8:11 pm
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clear silicone has held the pads on my 72 T120 for 13 years


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas

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