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Good day all,

Name is Dersan and age 45 living in Istanbul and working for electric vehicle business.

After a long period of time without riding a motorcycle "did 2 rtw trips" due to marriage and baby i did bought a vespa last month.

After readiing lots of rust topics, i did decide to put ppf film just above the front seam line and covering the whole front area and under.

My question is, they did applied this with a water and a little bit of moisture is trapped "maybe" is this going to be a problem espacilly on the seam area? or am i overthining it?
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I would think the small amount of water needed to apply a film would evaporate well before it could become a problem. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Thank you very much, you know in the good old days i just ride them hard and never consider these kind of things.

But now this will be my last bike"wife wont allow me buy more " so i need to take care of it.

i did ordered a sluk front mudguard, hope it will arive next week than i will install it.
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Not sure how a protective film is going to help with rust protection on a Vespa. The rust happens under the floorboard in the floor seems. The best course of action is to remove the floorboard remove the battery pull any wiring out of the way as much as possible and spray it down with a rust inhibitor like wool wax.
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Welcome to MV, dersan!
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waiting for floormat arguments 🍿
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You asked I'll byte little pun never hurt. Floor Mats suck they scratch the floor board more than protecting it! I just bought a 2019 Vespa Sprint 150 has a floor board mat have to leave it on the floor board is scratched so bad. Unless someone can tell me how to get scratches out.
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When debris from the road collides with the frame around the front wheel, it can cause the affected area to rust over time.This is the reason why i did cover it up with ppf.

Am i wrong?

And about the floor mat, they sold me cause if there are stones underneat the shoes it might damage the paint.

İ can cover the floormat surface with protective and smooth film maybe that will solve the current issue.

Other than that i can clear it every time no isssue for me i love my bike.

I will open the battery compartment and sprey it
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I really wanted to do ppf on my gts but my local xpel shop said they didn't have the cut files. I tried asking xpel Indonesia if they could share the cut files with my shop but they never responded. Otherwise my local shop said they could do it by hand it just would be more expensive And not look as nice. Bummed since I already have a rock chip in the front (I ride a lot of freeway on my commute to work).
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dersan wrote:
When debris from the road collides with the frame around the front wheel, it can cause the affected area to rust over time.This is the reason why i did cover it up with ppf.

Am i wrong?
No, seems logical to me.

For what its worth, floor mats have been a contentious issue here for a long time. Maybe not all that helpful, but not to worry about. Just be sure it's clean underneath.
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No, seems logical to me.

For what its worth, floor mats have been a contentious issue here for a long time. Maybe not all that helpful, but not to worry about. Just be sure it's clean underneath.
^^ this.

I've experienced both of these things.

I have recently repainted (by hand) the paint directly behind the front wheel as I had extensive chipping caused by gravel roads. surface rust had formed so a little sanding and painting a few layers have made it good enough for me (it's out of sight so didn't need perfection). sluk guard would have helped a lot

the mat I had on my old gts trapped dust and fine grit and scratch the paint badly. So if you use a mat make sure you clean under it frequently.
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Wow, It looks so good. Nice color.
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...the mat I had on my old gts trapped dust and fine grit and scratch the paint badly. So if you use a mat make sure you clean under it frequently.
I bought a rubber mat for my GTS last fall, but after getting it, I'm hesitant about putting it on the bike and it's been laying on the floor in a corner of a bedroom since the day it arrived.
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dersan wrote:
Good day all,

Name is Dersan and age 45 living in Istanbul and working for electric vehicle business.

After a long period of time without riding a motorcycle "did 2 rtw trips" due to marriage and baby i did bought a vespa last month.

After readiing lots of rust topics, i did decide to put ppf film just above the front seam line and covering the whole front area and under.

My question is, they did applied this with a water and a little bit of moisture is trapped "maybe" is this going to be a problem espacilly on the seam area? or am i overthining it?
Automotive base color coats are water based before the clear coat, the product still "breaths" for quite some time before being cured and hardened, your protective product is probably fine.

I live in a low rust area but I still clean and wax the front and floor to rocker under-seam areas regularly, it's probably unnecessary as the bike is well put together at the seam/welded areas.

I'd speculate that these later Vespas are built and treated with modern auto industry like corrosion protection processes.
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Automotive base color coats are water based before the clear coat, the product still "breaths" for quite some time before being cured and hardened, your protective product is probably fine.

I live in a low rust area but I still clean and wax the front and floor to rocker under-seam areas regularly, it's probably unnecessary as the bike is well put together at the seam/welded areas.

I'd speculate that these later Vespas are built and treated with modern auto industry like corrosion protection processes.
this made me feel confident and secure. Thank you.what kind of wax do you recommand?
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this made me feel confident and secure. Thank you.what kind of wax do you recommand?
I usually use a spray wax, not as good as the paste but super easy and quick to do often.

I'd speculate the rust buckets were rode in high rust areas, put away wet and/or parked regularly outside

Seems rinsing (or spray wax sponge bathing) away road dirt, grime and fall out off the body, especially at the welded seams and underbody combats rust.
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I did the same with some strips of bicycle PPF, it worked fine...
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I did the same with some strips of bicycle PPF, it worked fine...
I applied without using water
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With these metal bodies - I don't understand why Vespa does not apply a thick undercoating along the vulnerable areas - and then paint over it.
My '89 VW Jetta had this procedure applied from the factory in Wolfsburg - and while 25 yrs of Ohio road salt destroyed much of the remainder of the car - those rocker panels all along under it's 4 doors were still solid as new!
Who cares if the belly of these scoots has a slight 'orange peel" look to it - ! What you won't see is rust.
The stuff wouldn't cost Vespa $10 to roll a coat of it on before painting.

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