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I did do a few searches before posting this , honest lads

got a bit of rust under the floorboards.

the plan is tip scooter on side remove stand
get tore into it with wire wheel then sander
clean treat with rust killer (im thinking Hydrate 80 from Bilt Hamber)
clean prime paint.

In the past I have used hamerite
pros ...it works
cons ...looks crap and murder to get another paint to take to it.

POR 15 has been talked about but it seem like a pain to paint over.

So two questions

1. what's the best side to lay the scoot down on?
2. anybody got a better idea for the rust?

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I would pop the engine and tank out, turn it fully upside down onto something supportive but protective (I've used dense laminate flooring underlay before). I would have a good look around the engine bay, under the seat, and around the seams for corrosion, while you're doing the underside. Sounds a bigger job, but it can kill many birds with one stone.

Otherwise, just use the underlay and lay it over on the engine side, with panels and kickstart removed.
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Take tank out n bag up the good bits?...... stonechip underneath. ...... a bit like this .....
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tanks out already(nice and clean now with fast flow fitted) but I will have to get tore into the bottom side of the floor with the wire wheel and sander to get rid of the paint and rust hence the centre stand and exhaust will have to come off.

so what do you think
drop it on the engine side or spare wheel side?

cheers

by the by hows it hanging Bitsa?
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Engine side up. Don't wanna risk resting on the kick start lever.


This was before cowls were installed and on rigid insulation foam.
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I usually use big fat pillows or cushions from an old couch, much better than the above.
Or just get the fat foam rubber like this from inside the old furniture cushions & toss the smelly cover.
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As far as paint goes you first want to pick a good rust killer and I'd use it under the gas tank , on the top of the floor as well. Now pick your primer, some kind of anti rust stuff, I like the zinc rich kind. Then I like to copy the finish on the bike and add a couple coats of clearcoat to make cleaning easier.

From this:
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but I cheated, no primer because I wanted to keep as much original paint as possible. Engine compartment got full sand, rust treat, prime & gloss paint for easy cleaning positive rust control
bottom got rust treatment, a little color at edges and full clearcoat for protection
NO clearcoat up on top, just wax

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I've been thru rain and puddles, but no fresh rust.
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Bjorn Toulouse wrote:
by the by hows it hanging Bitsa?
I'm still ticking over. .... 😆 me scoots falling apart though. .. glad I gave it to me mates to sort ....


lay it on the spare
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Chears guys

I have ordered up hydrate 80 for the rust. I'll have to pick up a tarp for the other scoot (shed is quite wee wouldn't fit two if one was on its side) then all I need is two dry days at a weekend for the paint.

Not looking likely for the next two weeks.

Foam is good idea, I was going to use doormats and cardboard!

While am here Clutch cable the outer on mine is shagged headset to tail or Tail to headset for pulling through the outer?

cheers
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I poured a 100ml + into the tunnel, moved scoot to get it spread around.
Used a long brush or rag on a stick.
Once done, pour it out the horn.
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