Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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Harlequin
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Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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Hi all


Has anybody else here dealt with paint flaking on swingarm, and foot rest plates?


Be good to hear from you.


Cheers
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Re: Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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The powder coating on the footrest plates of the older bikes is laughably thin. As soon as the coating is punctured by a random flying stone the corrosion can start, so it needs to be covered in ACF50 or similar all the time.
After two sets or replacement footrest hangers under warranty, I had them powder-coated locally. With 10-times the original thickness, these lasted for the remaining life of the bike!
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Re: Paint flaking on my 07 RT

Post by simbo »

Silver 'smooth' Hammerite is supposed to be a good match if respraying.
The GS 'is' the better bike :-)
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Re: Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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beemerboy9 wrote: The powder coating on the footrest plates of the older bikes is laughably thin. As soon as the coating is punctured by a random flying stone the corrosion can start, so it needs to be covered in ACF50 or similar all the time.
After two sets or replacement footrest hangers under warranty, I had them powder-coated locally. With 10-times the original thickness, these lasted for the remaining life of the bike!



Did they get a good match?
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Re: Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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We're talking about 8 or 9 years ago now and things may have changed....


I was offered an "easy-to-get-a-good-finish" battleship grey or a "more-difficult" silver. The silver would have been a much better match but I went with the grey.


Nowadays, I might take them to my local wheel refurbishment centre.
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Re: Paint flaking on my 07 RT

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Good idea!

Thank you
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