So i just had my 77 centurion painted by a friend of mine. Paint came out really nice and im happy with it. Well I put the boat all back together and have a problem where my new fuel fills mount. I guess the paint hadnt had enough time to cure and after tightning up my fuel fills I see some paint lifting and cracking like I tightened up the fuel fills to much and its being smushed out from being sandwitched. . Was i supposed to put some sort of gasket material or something to go between the metal fuel fill and the paint?? there was no kind of gasket material on the old flip top fills before. Any and all help is appreciated. Ill try and post some pics of the problem area. meanwhile heres a couple of before and after pics, sorry if there to big.
First off nice paint job . I bet it's a long time comeing. I dont think there's any gasket that's supposed to go between the hull and fuel fill at least there wasn't on any of the ones I've done either . It's obviously dug into the paint tho . If it was me I would try and find some thin rubber might try lowes or auto parts store and make a gasket that would fit it perfectly so that it doesn't happen again . And ask your painter for a little bottle of the paint so you could touch it up if need be. Also don't tighten it too much .
Yea defiantly a long time coming and thanks for the compliment. I was thinking of some stuff like u described and ordered some of this. It's 1/16 thick and it has an adhesive backing so I can stick it to my fuel fill.
Take and have a pinstripe around it or gasket it . It can be sanded out and paint blended in especially If paint that new. Remember 30 day cure avg. so be easy on it and do t wax with a sealer till then
Thanks for the ideas guys. I'm gonna use it this way for the rest of this season and put a lil rubber gasket for now. Ill fix it the right way at the end of this season and give It all winter to cure lol. I put some clear nail polish on it for now so the cracking/pealing doesn't spread. But I may pin stripe around it also when it's all done.
hey bud we used to have this problem on the necks on recessed gas caps when i painted harleys one of the things we did is take fine line 1/4 inch or so blue tape (for laying out graphics) go as close or far as you wannt but cover all areas that look like they have any cracking, then tape off around bottom of filler neck again as high or low as you would like, use newspaper tape off down the center off fine line tape and mask off any area that you dont want messy. get some jb weld mix it dab it on there then work it smooth like u would silicone let it dry a few minutes or just til its not wet and pull the fine line off it will leave a crisp edge and give protection from any gas spill while fueling so it doesnt bubble your paint, hope all that makes sense, otherwise hope your paintjobs is ok too