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  • Painting Your Tanks?

    I got a oxygen tank from a garage sale a few months back. Big tank, nice but ugly as heck. For some reason, the guy thought i would be nice if it was yellow, but I'm not into that....Since this isn't a rental, I want to repaint it. what is the best way? Sand it down, wire wheel with the grinder or chemical gel paint romover like naval jelly? Any ideas or things that might NOT be good?
    thanks in advance

  • #2
    painting a tank is a no-no, most places wont fill a freshly painted tank. they make you get it certified again.

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    • #3
      ok, that's stupid! Any other comments???
      (thanks James)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bert View Post
        ok, that's stupid! Any other comments???
        (thanks James)
        How is that sutpid? He was tellin you the facts incase you were to run into that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
          How is that sutpid? He was tellin you the facts incase you were to run into that.
          I agree with Weld_13. If you paint it they'll wonder why sometimes? Damage, repairs, etc. Have them fill it once and then tell them your going to paint it so it's all on the up and up. It's their a** on the line if they fill a bad tank and something happens.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WolfmanJack13 View Post
            I agree with Weld_13. If you paint it they'll wonder why sometimes? Damage, repairs, etc. Have them fill it once and then tell them your going to paint it so it's all on the up and up. It's their a** on the line if they fill a bad tank and something happens.
            reread and dont think he meant the post was dumb just the rule. sorry

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            • #7
              Sounds like you wouldn't be any worse off if you did paint it since the guy you bought it from painted it.

              I don't have anything to offer about how to clean it up, but I thought I would throw out that observation since no one mentioned it already.

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              • #8
                Paint Or Not To Paint

                When I Take My Custemer Owned Tankes To Get Them Filled They Trade Them For New Ones And That Is Why We Do Not Paint Them

                So If You Do Not Like The Tank You Have "go Fill It"

                But There Is The Guys That Paint Flames On There Tankes And
                What I Have Heard Is That You Leave Them And They Fill Them Up
                And You Get Them The Next Day Or Two

                One Last Thing The Sert. On The Tank Is Stamped In To It
                And It All So Has A Dot # On It

                They Also Had A Valve Recall On Old Tankes Three Years Ago
                That Was In Ca. Some Valves Were Over Tightend

                This Is One Of The Cool Ideas I Have Had For This And If You
                Remember The Beer Raps For Beer Cans Then Think Of A Tank Raps
                Or Covers With Custom Paint Jobs On Them

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                • #9
                  if the paint on it is old you will most likely be ok, its new paint that they are concerned about. they think you did a bondo and paint to cover recent damage. its a bummer but i found out the hard way.
                  after that i started making tank covers for sale and for all my tanks.
                  i own my tanks but they still swop them out, i just dont pay a rental fee that the only diference.
                  it was the wif's idea to make a cover for it, i had brand new welders with ugly old beat up tanks behind them, she is a bit more concernd about the looks then me but i did want to do somthing about the looks of the tanks, some looked like i draged them home. she was already making covers for my welders so why not make one for the tank and another one to protect the gages from over-spray if i paint near them.
                  alll is good now, they look good and are protected, so my welders stay looking new.
                  just have your wife make a sleve with some elastic at the top to slide over the tank.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to all of the reply's !!! This is one of those huge tanks, not the kind I can swap out. As some of you saw, I wasn't diss'n James, just the rules, though I understand why... I'll call them and ask them myself when they open tomorrow, but more than likely, I'll order a cover from James (fun4now).
                    thanks for your advice and comments

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                    • #11
                      call your local welding supply and ask about it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by weld_13 View Post
                        reread and dont think he meant the post was dumb just the rule. sorry
                        I didn't take it that he thought the post was stupid np. I figured he thought the rule was. Was just explaining their reasoning as a friend of mine had run into it once. Hope I wasnt taken as smart** reply LOL.

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                        • #13
                          cool, thanks very much for your replies
                          On the way home from work, I realized I forgot to call Gaspro..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WolfmanJack13 View Post
                            I didn't take it that he thought the post was stupid np. I figured he thought the rule was. Was just explaining their reasoning as a friend of mine had run into it once. Hope I wasnt taken as smart** reply LOL.
                            yeh hope no hard feelings

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                            • #15
                              none at all

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