Gas tank? - Jeep Compass Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 9 Old 12-21-2006, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14
 
Gas tank?

My bright metal gas tank is hugely visible under my rear bumper. I've noticed in pictures that it looks black (or at least darker). What's everyone else's experience? Any ideas on what I might do to make it a little better looking? Paint?

Mel
JeepChick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 12-21-2006, 05:20 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 68
 
Ideas

Solution 1. Paint - You'd be looking at some $ in labour - prolly have to remove the tank - you may have to have the tank primed too.

Solution 2. New Tank - Think you can get a different material then steel. Polyethylene OEM tank - as an example see - http://www.4x4review.com/products/body/poly-tank.asp - should last longer too.

Soltuion 3. Undercoating - if you live on salted roads this would be ideal. Undercoating puts a layer of oil or other protectant on your undercarridge. A line from dukes of hazard jumps to mind here but I'll refrain.

Solution 4: Spash some mud on it...it is a Jeep after all.

Solution 5: Enjoy it - it will only stay shiny so long.

I like 4 the best.
CompassFan is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 02:55 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 27
 
I'm going to try barbeque paint.
oldmisery is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 03:12 AM
kwc
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 80
 
My Compass' gas tank is black. As was the gas tank on my Wranglers. Which were also visible from the rear. I think it looks pretty good.

Has anyone noticed how similar the Compass's rear profile is to the Grand Cherokee? I like the Compass' taillights better though.

We were also parked next to a Liberty a few days ago ... the Compass seems to be slightly longer than the Liberty ...
kwc is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 03:59 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 172
 
You know I looked on mine, I didn't see the gas tank, but I did see the muffler thats in some strange kind of sideways mounted way.

And I really think that is what you are taking about, the gas tank seems to be further back.

I hope soon someone is going to come out with a nice and shiny chrome sport/racing muffler.
flybynight_x1 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 11:44 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 68
 
Magnaflow

Think this may be what your looking for fly:

http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/shop ... in&id=1322

For Picture of the system see:

http://www.caliberforums.com/forums/sho ... php?t=1449

Looking at the picture on the magnaflow site it appears what is visable would be the muffler and not the tank. If this is the case then paint is not an option as the heat of the muffler wouldnt let the paint stay on. Undercoating may be the only way to hide the shinyness. You could get a black powder coat muffler tho...
CompassFan is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 09:39 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 27
 
Just to set things straight - what is seen from behind is the muffler.
I used Black Hi-Heat Barbeque/Stove paint on it. Works great and will not
burn off.
oldmisery is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 12-22-2006, 11:14 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 362
 
That is the muffler. Yes it's large! Mine is black from the factory. The Calibers seem to have a bright metal muffler and the Compass' is black. At least that's how all of them have been (the ones I've seen).
Webmaster is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 12-30-2006, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14
 
Yes, after a couple of days, I realized that was the muffler. Debated about BBQ paint, but decided to leave as is. The shine definitely wore off after a couple of days of driving.

Thanks for everyone's opinions!
Mel
JeepChick is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Compass Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome