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PostSubject: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 2:08 am

so i have been slowly restoring the cosmetics of my silvering 05
ive replaced the handlebars, the dash, instrument cluster, the front and the trunk. now when it comes to the mid body footrest its not damaged but the paint is chipped and ugly i was wondering if i should strip the paint and re pant it or replace the entire mid section. i dont have a place to paint it safely though.
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:12 am

Hello XDM,

I successfully painted the rear grab-handle on my scoot with a rattle can.

Preparation is everything...……..and patience.

If the chips are deep try filling them in with what's called 'stoppers' over here. It's a kind of putty in a small tube.

Use a couple of grades of wet and dry sanding paper to feather out the filled chips before using a primer over the whole unit with a fine grade paper.

Prime and paint indoors where your keep the scoot...….with the door open for ventilation, but don't have the machine in a draught, which would have a detrimental affect on the spraying action.

Others here will agree that you will find your colour (or very very close to it) in a DIY store and certainly in a goods parts store. Be sure to bring the foot rest with you for matching

Light 'mist' coats, and build up with a few coats...………..again patience, patience, patience.

It's not laborious, but you can't rush it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:27 am

Donie wrote:
Hello XDM,

I successfully painted the rear grab-handle on my scoot with a rattle can.

Preparation is everything...……..and patience.

If the chips are deep try filling them in with what's called 'stoppers' over here. It's a kind of putty in a small tube.

Use a couple of grades of wet and dry sanding paper to feather out the filled chips before using a primer over the whole unit with a fine grade paper.

Prime and paint indoors where your keep the scoot...….with the door open for ventilation, but don't have the machine in a draught, which would have a detrimental affect on the spraying action.

Light 'mist' coats, and build up with a few coats...………..again patience, patience patience.

well its more like surface level peeling, no dents or cracks. (those are from 2019 the peeling is worse now)

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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:45 am

Hello XDM,

That's an entirely different situation.

I thought you were referring to the pillion foot-rest.

That is obviously caused by footwear while stepping through the scoot to move off.

You could probably make it less noticeable by using a car detailing compound which brings the black lustre back to plastics, but if you want if near flawless you might be better trying to find the plastics in a breakers.

Scuff marks are always visible on Silverwings in the region of the fuel filler area because most of us 'Swingers' are advanced in years, and subsequently our ability to clear that area with our right foot, when mounting, is somewhat diminished.

An auto paint shop could likely do a good job on painting it with bumper paint. but it's not a task for an ordinary DIYer, where you might be expecting to achieve an original look.
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 6:02 am

It looks as if some previous owner “painted” the tunnel with some product which is now chipping.

My 2¢: First I’d remove the tunnel sand it with fine sandpaper paying particular attention to those areas. Then after a thorough cleaning I’d use “Forever Black“ restorer kit (Less than $20).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJyVMxdUx3w

Or you could replace the entire tunnel (Floor Step) ~$170.


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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 6:14 am

I've had good results using Son of a Gun (from STP) .....

https://www.stp.com/products/appearance-products/son-of-a-gun-protectant/
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 11:30 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
It looks as if some previous owner “painted” the tunnel with some product which is now chipping.

My 2¢: First I’d remove the tunnel sand it with fine sandpaper paying particular attention to those areas. Then after a thorough cleaning I’d use “Forever Black“ restorer kit (Less than $20).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJyVMxdUx3w

Or you could replace the entire tunnel (Floor Step) ~$170.

hmmm that forever black looks cool, i might try that. If it comes in other colors i MIGHT go custom on it Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:14 pm

Son of a Gun is as product I well remember from 25 or more years ago, but seems to have lost it's way, in my neck of the woods, to other newer products.

I must see if I can get it direct because it always worked remarkably well.
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Donie wrote:
Son of a Gun is as product I well remember from 25 or more years ago, but seems to have lost it's way, in my neck of the woods, to other newer products.

I must see if I can get it direct because it always worked remarkably well.

that looks like something to protect against chipping BEFORE damage and AFTER repair. my paint is already shot, ill have to apply that after i fix my paint
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 8:16 pm

Repaint it.  Nothing is going to restore that surface.   Sand it and repaint.  Found this wrinkle paint that might look good. Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? Paint10
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PostSubject: Re: Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace?   Chipped paint on middle (footrest). paint or replace? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 30, 2020 4:48 pm

I'm having going to try forever black after I sand it and if not I'll paint it
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