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I noticed today that when I unwrapped my 500 from my cycleshell that the center stand surface was all rusted.. Is that typical?

Wondering if I can use some wire brush on it and re-paint it..? anyone else?
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Re: Center stand rusted.
noth wrote:
unwrapped my 500 from my cycleshell
Can you translate please?

Not understood at all.
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Storage cocoon?
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Re: Center stand rusted.
jimc wrote:
noth wrote:
unwrapped my 500 from my cycleshell
Can you translate please?

Not understood at all.
I store my 500 in a cycleshell for the winter is all.. today was the spring unvieling... It serves as a cocoon as I have no other storage option...
http://www.cycleshell.com/
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OK, now on board.

Under a cover - more rust is normal, inevitable. Open to the elements is best - honest. No condensation, no lurking moisture, open to ventilation. That's why very few folk in the EU use covers.
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yes you can either sand and paint it on the scoot or remove it and then sand and paint. I personally would remove it. it could be done on the scoot though.
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Is it hard to remove?
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Search for a local powdercoating service. They prefer to do the sandblasting themselves thus maintaining quality control. However due to the proximity of the stand near the road surface, nicks and abrading can not be avoided.
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