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Old 02-23-2017, 01:18 AM   #1
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Gas tank blacked out?

Hey guys. So I've got this 2016 SS "pull me over red" vert and I'm looking at her in my driveway. But wait .... I see this "out of place" silver gas tank showing underneath.

Question: Can I coat the tank with a black rubberized coating? Would that be a "bad" thing in any way? It would match the black wheels .... so why not?

Have you done it? Any comments would be welcome.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:06 AM   #2
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On my 06 Trailblazer had the same issue with the muffler. I painted that with Black Grill paint and it looked ok.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/19399698?...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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Hey guys. So I've got this 2016 SS "pull me over red" vert and I'm looking at her in my driveway. But wait .... I see this "out of place" silver gas tank showing underneath.

Question: Can I coat the tank with a black rubberized coating? Would that be a "bad" thing in any way? It would match the black wheels .... so why not?

Have you done it? Any comments would be welcome.
I thought the same. Looking forward to the responses........
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:28 AM   #4
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What you are seeing is your muffler. Aka suitcase.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:13 AM   #5
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Assuming it is the muffler, clean it up and hit it with some good high temp header paint. It should paint up OK.

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Old 02-23-2017, 09:35 AM   #6
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Paint it with spray rustoleum hi temp Matte or satin black when it's up on a lift. Takes all of 20 min, wipe the suitcase with alcohol first. I've done the rear undersides of my last four cars this way.

A couple times I've just given the spray can to the tech when he was changing oil or doing something, gave him $10 and told him to do it ......
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:49 AM   #7
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This picture is a good frame of reference. The gas tank(s) are saddled over the driveshaft in front of the axle (black plastic).
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:06 AM   #8
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Much as Glen e described I painted mine. It was easy. Total time was well under one hour - most of it in cleaning and taping off. The end result is well worth it. The muffler case is just not visible anymore.

Here is the thread if you want more detail:

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=449719
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:34 AM   #9
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Much as Glen e described I painted mine. It was easy. Total time was well under one hour - most of it in cleaning and taping off. The end result is well worth it. The muffler case is just not visible anymore.

Here is the thread if you want more detail:

http://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=449719
AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks everyone.........
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:20 PM   #10
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Yep, painted mine black about 6 months ago, looks MUCH better now
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:03 AM   #11
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thanks guys. don't know why I assumed (oh-oh, theres that word again) it was the gas tank. Hi Temp it is.
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