Harley Davidson Motorcycle Gas Tank Paintless Dent Repair
Did you know that we also fix dents in motorcycle tanks?
Well we sure do, today we are working on a 2017 Harley Davidson Street Glide Screaming Eagle CVO. This customer purchased this motorcycle that was previously wrecked, he know choosing Paintless Dent Repair he would be able to save himself from purchasing a new gas tank.
We start out by mounting this motorcycle tank to our motorcycle tank vise. This is bolted into the ground and designed to mount this tank and fenders rock solid so there is no flex and movement when pushing damage out. We then use a leverage plate to have something to leverage off of in order to push these dents out. This leverage plate is mounting where the fuel injection assembly sits. We also have a specialty set of tools specifically for motorcycles to fix this damage.
When pushing damage out in motorcycles we have to heat the area we are working anywhere from 160 to 190 degrees at all time while pushing this damage out. This allows the paint to be more flexible and allows us to push this damage out without cracking or breaking the paint. Motorcycle tanks, especially Harley Davidson’s are much harder to repair than any other motorcycles and vehicles because they are much thicker and stronger.
No matter how experienced a rider you are, chances are your bike is going to get damaged eventually. It happens to all of us. You can take every precaution imaginable:
Parking hundreds of feet from the nearest car
But regardless of what you try there are two things for certain: That dent is going to find you somewhere, somehow, and it’s going to cost you. So it’s worth knowing a Brandon motorcycle repair tech.
Paintless dent repair is the best way to fix minor body damage to your motorcycle, period. It’s fast, it provides great value, it won’t harm resale potential, and it works on virtually any dent that hasn’t harmed the paint. How? Through our advanced non-invasive processes and a whole lot of practice. At no point during our procedure do we alter the paint job of your motorcycle. Everything is done in a way that does not ruin your resale value or take any of the time consuming steps that body shops do. The bottom line is, if PDR is an option take it.
What Can’t MPDR Fix?
Motorcycle PDR is limited primarily by the depth and location of the dent, as well as the thickness of the tank. Generally speaking, large dents are easier to fix than smaller ones. If the dent looks like it was caused by something around the size of a soccer ball then it is most likely wide and shallow enough to be removed. Smaller dents, on the other hand, are much less predictable. Since the objects are more compact they cause deeper dents that result in stretching and tearing. In the worst scenarios the paint could crack making MPDR virtually impossible. If you aren’t sure if your dent can be repaired with PDR then schedule your free damage assessment with a Brandon motorcycle repair tech here!
How is MPDR Different?
When compared to standard PDR, motorcycles require a considerable amount of experience to compensate for factors like the difference in metal or the smaller, more compact parts. Because of this we usually opt to remove the parts before hand so we can better access the damage. Those who don’t remove parts, especially the tank, risk damaging other essential pieces. Normally, if you need a motorcycle repaired you should go with a specialist like our Brandon motorcycle repair experts.
The gas tank is one of the most crucial components to any vehicle, motorcycle or otherwise. Neglecting dents in the fuel tank can result in many serious issues that are very easy to avoid. Practice proper maintenance and contact our Sioux Falls motorcycle tank repair team today. We offer experience, speeds, and prices you can’t find anywhere else!
What is Paintless Motorcycle Tank Repair?
Paintless motorcycle tank repair is a sort of subcategory of paintless dent repair. While it can go by many names, the most common is MPDR. MPDR is special for a variety of reasons. Namely its simple techniques and non-invasive process. However, helping us in our work is years of experience and professional tools designed for the job. So if you haven’t trained extensively with these professional level tools then DIY is not recommended.
How Can Sioux Falls Motorcycle Tank Repair Help You?
Our Sioux Falls motorcycle tank repair technicians have years worth of knowledge and experience ready to help you get the best deals and quality of work on the market!
Fast Repairs at Great Prices
Since MPDR is a non-invasive technique it can be completed quickly and at a fraction of the cost most body shops offer. The idea behind this is simple. Paintless motorcycle tank repair does not require any special materials or processes unique to body shops, so your cost of materials and labor is reduced significantly! Instead, we approach the dent from behind to push it back into place. Occasionally we will attach an MPDR device to the top of the dent to pull it back into place. But, overall this process will cost only one third of what body shops charge!
Safe, Insurance Approved Repairs
Paintless dent removal is a fairly well known method so most Sioux Falls insurance companies officially recognize it as a safe form of repair. This means you can make a claim on your dented tank and get it repaired at little to no cost to you! Additionally, MPDR won’t appear negatively on your driving record so you won’t lose any resale value for your motorcycle!
Taking care of your motorcycle tank is essential to any bikes survival. If you want fast and affordable motorcycle tank repair that will keep your vehicle at its maximum value then call Sioux Falls Dent Repair today at 605-595-4061 and schedule your free estimate!