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Anyone experiencing rust issues on the underside of their vespa and in where the battery is housed, if yes how did you treat it? Mine is the 2013 gts300
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I am trying to deal with that now.
It depends on how severe your rust is.
With surface rust you can remove most of it with a wirebrush, then paint over it with Hammerite spray paint. While not perfect solution it's better than doing nothing.
With deeper pitted rust it's better to remove the rust with a wirebrush. Then treat the surface with rust converter. Then use bodyfiller to make it smooth. Then paint over that.
If you have large rust holes I'd sell the vespa for parts (scrap it).
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Thanks, pretty sure it's just surface so I'll scrape most of it off and use the wire brush then prime it then paint it. Ridiculous the rust on such an expensive scooter 😒 🛵
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Thanks, pretty sure it's just surface so I'll scrape most of it off and use the wire brush then prime it then paint it. Ridiculous the rust on such an expensive scooter
As T.S.Zarathusra suggested, use a rust converter/neutralizer such as Corroseal before priming and painting. There are a number of previous posts on this site discussing restoration of rusted areas under the Vespa frame.
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Anyone experiencing rust issues on the underside of their vespa and in where the battery is housed, if yes how did you treat it? Mine is the 2013 gts300
And if you have rust there, you need to check inside the battery compartment, the front seam, and the inside seams
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Said that in my post, the battery compartment is also full of surface rust 🛵👍
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Standard.
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