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docjones
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PostSubject: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 20, 2017 7:33 pm

I'm pretty sure the colored parts of our scooters aren't painted. Some kind of color injected plastic or something. My problem is there seems to be some sort of light film all over my plastic parts of the scooter. It's as if the Swing was sitting next to a spray booth and clear overspray got all over it. It isn't that bad but feels that way when I try and wax it. Anyone try Mothers Clay bar or something like that. I know these aren't clear coated but I hate swirl marks. Any help would be appreciated. Tom
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bikehiker
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Clay bar might be useful. Go to an inconspicuous spot on the bike and try some different products: Clay bar, rubbing compound, polishing compound. Maybe even look for one of those new headlight restorer kits.

A good area to try might be the plastic on the underside of the floor board.
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gremlin
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 20, 2017 10:37 pm

docjones wrote:
I'm pretty sure the colored parts of our scooters aren't painted. Some kind of color injected plastic or something..........Tom

I am pretty sure that you are wrong there; give them a good scratch and you will see the plastic underneath!
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Easyrider
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 20, 2017 10:39 pm

I believe it is white ABS plastic under the color paint.
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cliffyk
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 pm

They are most definitely painted...
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The Bern
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 21, 2017 4:59 am

docjones wrote:
 I know these aren't clear coated  

Odd, they definately are clear coated this side of the pond, as previously stated the base material is ABS plastic, then :

Primer
Base coat      (Silver metallic in my case)
Colour coat   (Candy Apple Red in my case)
Clear coat

Reverse side of panels are also painted, this is to protect them from solvents (petrol in particular, which will melt unprotected ABS) although the clear coat is not applied, as no shiney finish is needed on non-visible parts
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docjones
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 21, 2017 8:57 am

Thanks gentlemen, I had no idea. I'll try that area no one ever sees.
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Gustafa
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 am

I personally repainted the entire set of furniture (plastic parts) of my silverwing this summer, they are indeed ABS, white and are painted and cleared. It seems like its a one stage shot tho, not two stages. Color and Clear in one.
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docjones
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 21, 2017 6:35 pm

Hope you will show us the end results Gustafa. I've seen a bad paint job on a Swing at one of our local Stealerships.
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janitorj1
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PostSubject: Re: About our Paint   About our Paint I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 pm

tooth paste works quite well - not that abrasive - time consuming.

Jon
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