White walls on GT/GTS (12")
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White Gts 300
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
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Location: Nivelles (Belgium)
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:06 pm quote
As asked by Tikka Masala, and in order to gather all my posts on this subject, here the method which I employed to paint my tires in white.
First of all, I got the color at

http://www.matthys.net/english/ezshop/ezfind/EN_article_detail.asp?EzShopCode=0152262020105201552&EzShopAccount=&Article=R+FBP5060&EzShopStartPosition=0&EzShopTarget=3&EzShopCategory=0&EzShopType=0&EzShopScope=10&MasterCat=115

They seems to deliver all over the world.
It is a color which resembles a foam, and which once dry resembles rubber. It resists the "high" temperatures, is elastic, thus does not crack, does not attack rubber and is of course matte.

Before applying it: to clean the tires with acetone while rubbing with the green side of a sponge Brite Scotch tape. After drying, to start again with detergent Saint Marc diluted in hot water then to rinse.
To let dry approximately 2 hours and paint 2 or 3 layers.Not to be worried to put color on the rim, it is enough to wipe it with a rag, by putting its nail between the tire and the rim as guide.
If put color on the tire (out of the sides), to wipe immediately. If the traces are dry, a small fine sandpaper to erase...

And here, a beautiful Vintage GT...


My white sides have 200km now and are brown (as the remainder of the scooter) and I cannot thus judge on the long term, but that seems to hold well. I will keep you informed.


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Avio Gray GTV
Joined: 24 Jan 2007
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Location: Albany, GA
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:38 am quote
really great looking.

did you do the chrome striping yourself?
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White Gts 300
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
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Location: Nivelles (Belgium)
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:59 am quote
Thank You Breturi.

Yes, I 've done it by myself with car's tuning strips.
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2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2018 Grigio Titanio Piaggio Liberty S 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
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Location: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:17 pm quote
Awesome job Lorenzo. I'd be too scared to do anything like that to my scooter for fear of damaging it. I am amazed at how handy so many people here are.
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Avio Gray GTV
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Location: Albany, GA
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:19 pm quote
TorontoTL wrote:
Awesome job Lorenzo. I'd be too scared to do anything like that to my scooter for fear of damaging it. I am amazed at how handy so many people here are.
Same here. Every time I think about striping, white walling, whatever, I end up talking myself out of it.
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White Gts 300
Joined: 22 Nov 2006
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Location: Nivelles (Belgium)
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:17 pm quote
Thank You!
But it was really not so difficult!
And I'm so happy with the result, that every "risk" taken is forgotten
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