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Hi all,

My GTV250 2007 had chalky corrosion on my passenger foot pegs and on the oil reservoirs on the handle bars.

I imagine that these parts are Aluminium (or Aluminum, for the benefit of our American friends) and can therefore be sanded down with wire wool or something. Nevertheless, I'm not sure if they have some kind of lacquer on them or not... as you can tell, I am not the best at this :p

Can anyone help me please, because it's ruining the look of my new purchase :'(

(I can post some close-up photos later if you're not sure what I'm harping on about.
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Not sure, but something has had to got on your scoot to cause that. That's the first I've heard of it.
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"Sea air" will do this. Try to acquire some ACF-50, and get a thin film of that on all bare metal parts every six months. Also, try to think ahead and work out which bolts, nuts and screws will need to be undone for servicing (brake caliper bolts etc) at infrequemt intervals and get plenty of anti-seize grease on those now, rather than when they first need to be undone and then are found to be seized solid.
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jimc wrote:
"Sea air" will do this.
Cheers Jim.. You're spot on... I bought it from Exeter, so I guess thats why it's happened... maybe it was a bad purchase in the long run

I've imported it here to Cyprus now, and I live in the Capital which is not on the coast.. so it's a much more forgiving environ.

Thanks for the preventative tip.. but how do I 'fix' the damage without having to repair the rogue parts in question?
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Scrub the corrosion off with a pan scourer suitable for 'non-stick' pans.
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jimc wrote:
Scrub the corrosion off with a pan scourer suitable for 'non-stick' pans.
Oh right... simple as that? Cheers

So I guess it's just 'bare' aluminium then.. no lacquer.
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jimc wrote:
Scrub the corrosion off with a pan scourer suitable for 'non-stick' pans.
Oh right... simple as that? Cheers

So I guess it's just 'bare' aluminium then.. no lacquer.
Depends on the year. If it's a GT, I noticed some had footpegs with cheap chrome over the aluminum that flakes off pretty badly.

Both my GT125 and current GT200 came with bare aluminum pegs, however.
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JimiTheSaint wrote:
jimc wrote:
Scrub the corrosion off with a pan scourer suitable for 'non-stick' pans.
Oh right... simple as that? Cheers

So I guess it's just 'bare' aluminium then.. no lacquer.
Depends on the year.
It's an '07 GTV250... and I dont think it's chrome plated at it's a dull aluminium finish.
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...yep no chrome on the footpegs on the 07 models in the UK.
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