DIY tank

ck55ck55 Posts: 7Member
My grand plan for a chest freezer turned dip tank has failed. I have an old, broken freezer but I hauled it out of a rental property today and the inside is pretty rusty and my tenant had unplugged it at some point so that was gross. Fortunately there was very little in it but still, between rust, rot and mold I think I’m going in a different direction. Maybe a stock tank or something.

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  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Posts: 3,461Member, Moderator El Moderator
    We have a 10" tank for sale in the section below for less than half of retail cost. Hint, hint...
  • ck55ck55 Posts: 7Member
    NotSoFast said:

    We have a 10" tank for sale in the section below for less than half of retail cost. Hint, hint...

    I wish I had the money for a pro grade tank. I'm military, enlisted at that and the friend going in with me is a factory worker so saying we're on a budget is an understatement. Right now we have cautiously optimistic dreams but the wife likes frivolous things like food and shelter so DIYis really our only opt
  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Posts: 3,461Member, Moderator El Moderator
    ck55 said:

    NotSoFast said:

    We have a 10" tank for sale in the section below for less than half of retail cost. Hint, hint...

    I wish I had the money for a pro grade tank. I'm military, enlisted at that and the friend going in with me is a factory worker so saying we're on a budget is an understatement. Right now we have cautiously optimistic dreams but the wife likes frivolous things like food and shelter so DIYis really our only opt
    Then, sadly, this is not the business for you, it seems. It a VERY expensive business. From start to finish. Even a "hobby" setup averages about $10k in total. Dip tank, rinse station, paint booth, guns, hoses, compressor, air filtration/dryer, sanders, polishers, film, paint, clear coat, and the list goes on...
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 7,192Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    This business HEMORRHAGES money. If you don't have the ability to throw away $100 of suspected bad product and move on, you are already dead... you just don't know it. Save your money and cut your losses now. Research here for a few more weeks, and make a decision then.
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 14,064Administrator El Jefe
    Unfortunately, people think that the "Tank" is the most expensive part of this business and if they can do that themselves then the customers will just start marching in the door...all ya gotta do is build it and they will come...
  • ForsiForsi Posts: 347Member ✭✭✭
    Everything that is said in the responses above it spot on. I also have a professional setup for sale at a mere fraction of what I have in it, but unless you are serious about doing this process correctly you aren't going to be able to get by without an investment. Then you have to learn how to actually do the process correctly, which is not at all as easy as everyone thinks when they get into this business. And yes I said business, not hobby, but business. Unfortunately in this business you have to invest in order to recoup the rewards. If you try to go at this process with inferior equipment you won't make any money because you will constantly be redoing projects and fighting the process. That is where having good equipment can help (you still have to learn how to properly use the equipment/materials). If you and your business partner are serious then save up your money and buy some good, used equipment so you are at least eliminating that factor. The equipment that @NotSoFast and I are both selling are great deals on great equipment and there are several other people on this forum selling quality equipment for a fraction of the original cost. Save up your money and do it the right way if you are serious about doing this as a business. Good luck and a sincere "thank you" for your service!!!!
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