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Molto Verboso
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2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2018 Grigio Titanio Piaggio Liberty S 150
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Location: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:00 am quote
Every time I see a painted clutch cover I think about painting mine as well. It looks great.
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GT200L- RIP.09/09
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:34 pm quote
Matches your scoot well.

Is it "Rattle-canned" or Professionally done i.e. Paint Shop?
Ossessionato
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:21 pm quote
The Fly is an often overlooked model, but yours is hard to ignore! You've done a wonderful job with it. Nicest I've seen.
Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:37 pm quote
Benito wrote:
Every time I see a painted clutch cover I think about painting mine as well. It looks great.
it's an easy way of giving your scooter a unique look - i'm very partial to black, it gives the lower part of the scoot a nice pulled-together appearance.

since it's a part that doesn't often get close inspection, rattle-canning it is a reasonable option. it's not difficult to get a nice finish if you prep everything properly.

it looks great mitch!

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Vespa ET4 125-1999
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:54 pm quote
Silver is better genie x

Only joking. it does look good

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Stella
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Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:48 pm quote
Looks great! How did you do it?
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:16 am quote
i might get mine done dark red. everything else on my scoot is black.

looks good that.


i think the piaggio clutch nut cover should be painted red. that'd finish it off.
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Vespa ET4 125-1999
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:08 am quote
Suit, go for max black with just a hint of chrome where you have too. I reckon all black looks real mean
Gobshite Shiva
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:13 am quote
waveyd66 wrote:
Suit, go for max black with just a hint of chrome where you have too. I reckon all black looks real mean
+1 no red knickers on your scooter! it would just be wrong
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gts 250
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:22 am quote
doh... i'm dumb... toke me a while to see the diference

it looks great now
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:20 am quote
Depends who is wearing the knickers
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Vespa GT60
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:51 pm quote
How did you do that paint job? Did you actually just spray paint it off your scooter? Or did you have to take the part out and then spray can it? I want to spray can mine black now - but do I have to sand off the silver that's on it? Or do I just paint over it?
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:59 pm quote
I took the cover off and spray with rim/wheel cleaner then wipe with dry towel, let it dry off for a bit then I painted it with this ...

I prefer to use this high heat paint bec clutch cover get hot so paint will be safe
I'm glad it went well.
Don't hurry to paint it, take your time so it will look great!
I like how it looks now... before it was silver... it was annoying... kinda too flashy to me... didn't look very clean in that area... now flat black make me feel better match with rear shock, air filter, rim ( I painted it) and yes it looks mean! I love it
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:52 am quote
Beautiful! Thanks for the tips.

That'll be on my Vespa "2-do" list on my day off. Uhh, yes. I did say day (only one).

With the cover off. Did you get a chance to blow-off the accumilated clutch dust?
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:37 am quote
nice...I'll have to do it to mine too. looks great!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:24 pm quote
wba_808 wrote:
With the cover off. Did you get a chance to blow-off the accumilated clutch dust?
YUP!
Molto Verboso
99 & 01 honda elite 50, 06 yamaha vino 125, 07 suzuki burgman 400 , 84 Aero 125, 05 Vespa LX 150, 2010 Honda Elite 110
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Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:26 pm quote
ntpyles wrote:
nice...I'll have to do it to mine too. looks great!
cool! post a pic when you get it done! I know it will look soooo good!
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