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dsnyder586 wrote:
Also Also, I tried a "new" trick and shockingly it worked. I sprayed my rubber pieces with silicone and put them in ziplock bags for a few days.

WOW. All but one became pliable and useable again. This from a bike that was outside in the desert for YEARS.
nice trick! I've got a few that are still in good shape and that would probably really take them up a notch. also quite a few that need replacing. i've been pretty lucky that most of the "expensive" stuff is in good shape!
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One trick I have heard working is to soak the hardened rubber parts in solution of dishwasher powder and water.
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Ended up finding someone who did media blasting and now i have very clean parts:

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clean, sand, clean, prep, prime next.
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Etching primer applied to most bits. Still need to do some filling primer and little repair work here and there, but wanted to avoid too much rusting.

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Looking good!
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Since I'm going to switch to a euro tail light, any suggestions on patching up those holes? or just cover with a license plate?
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Weld em' !

Lay a bead, carefully flatten it with a flap disc and re-apply some paint.
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Since I'm going to switch to a euro tail light, any suggestions on patching up those holes? or just cover with a license plate?
there's always stickers ROFL emoticon

I kid, I kid. yeah now is the time to weld them or have someone weld them if you are like me - with no welding skills or equipment.
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there's always stickers ROFL emoticon

I kid, I kid. yeah now is the time to weld them or have someone weld them if you are like me - with no welding skills or equipment.
Well I just checked and the license plate I have matches right up with those outer holes. So I could leave it if I wanted (I don't). I need to get some gas for my welder, flux core I have burns right through the thin stuff.
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Weld! Put brass behind.
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Chatis wrote:
Weld! Put brass behind.
oh for sure, i've got a copper magnet clamp thingy to help with the fill.
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little update. I've managed to get most of the parts fully primered and sealed. I've started painting the body! Here are some photos:

sealer primer at 800 grit:
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decided to go with MTN Colors Hardcore paint. Its a gloss and the color is Costa Brava Blue, which is remarkably close to the lego vespa set. Stepping up grits between each coat. This paint goes on real nice:

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Ordered a new headset cover (don't feel like stripping down the old one) and a rubber kit from scooterwest. Progress!
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Looking good.
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Nice color. Shoot a couple coats of 2K clear over it if you want it to hold up.
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That came out nice!
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I cannot seem to find a good reference but has anyone used a rubber legshield trim like this:

Edge Trim – Flexible, PVC Plastic Edge Protector for Sharp and Rough Surfaces – Fits 1/16" Edge, 9/16" Leg Length, Single Gripping Finger (15 Feet) https://a.co/cB7qpx1
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I have some unused rubber legshield trim that's yours for the price of shipping.

It's from Scooterwest.
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This one
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This is a black plastic that snaps on.

https://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Legshield-Trim/LTRB
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