Vespa delivered with scratches
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Vespa Primavera 50cc
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:58 pm quote
Brand new Vespa Primavera, while washing some water spots I discovered some scratches under the Vespa. It has less than 60 miles and my take is that it was damaged at the dealer.

My questions are, is it worth the bother informing the dealer? I donít mind it since itís not visible to anyone.

My only concern is rust forming eventually. Is the underbelly made of aluminum or steal?

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2020 GTS 300 Super
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:05 pm quote
That might not have been noticed by the dealer either. Show them the problem - either take it in, or send them a high-rez photo. Ask them for some free touchup paint. If they don't have it, contact ScooterWest.com. They have small jars of touchup paint. Ask your dealer to pay the cost of purchase and shipping. They probably will.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:13 pm quote
think you should let the dealer handle it.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:02 pm quote
I've never even looked under there,
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:37 pm quote
Where do you live (always good to add that to your profile)? If somewhere that rust or rock damage may be common, I'd think about some undercoating in that area as added protection. There are some past posts on MV from folks where roads are salted explaining their experiences with protective coatings.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
Where do you live (always good to add that to your profile)? If somewhere that rust or rock damage may be common, I'd think about some undercoating in that area as added protection. There are some past posts on MV from folks where roads are salted explaining their experiences with protective coatings.
+1 That is a vulnerable area for moisture and stone chips. Make sure the dealership does the repair and insist it is primed properly. Once they have finished, I would still add several layers of top coat and monitor it periodically.
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