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Peeling Paint

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Honda Phantom, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. The paint around my petrol cap is peeling off. Its flaking off quite fast. Does anyone know hoe to stop this and then what to use to give it a touch up ? http://www.users.on.net/~petz/paintbike.JPG

    Ive only had the bike for 2 weeks and the paint is coming off a lot in that space of time. Should i mention its an ex Sumoto bike... Say no more. Im the second owner, so i dont think ive got much recall with them.
  2. some dulux weather sheild might do the trick :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
    na sorry mate i cant help u with that one! just take the bike back and demand ur bloody money back :twisted:
  3. Just repaint the cap. It doesn't look that bad. What do you expect its an old bike. You get what you pay for. Don't want things like this? Buy a new one.
  4. Remove the cap, coat it in paint stripper, remove the paint so it looks like what it did when it left the factory.

    They were never painted when sent to the dealers.

    Trust Sumoto to throw paint on it :)
  5. SNAPPY JOE !!!

    Thanks Vic, thats the sort of answer i was looking for. If i do remove all the paint, i could just repaint it and seal it? Or you think it will peel straight off again?
  6. That part of the tank I'm fairly sure is aluminium alloy - unless you use a specialised primer/paint it's just going to come off again (it's not going to rust so you don't really need to worry about painting it).
  7. Your best bet would be to strip it back to metal, clean it all up, take it into a bike repair shop and go "oi, spray this for me" well maybe don't open with OI :)

    Most spray booths will spray it and bake it for you. They know how to prepare teh surface properly, unlike Screwmoto ;)

    I have no idea where you are located so I can't suggest a place to go.
  8. Albury Wodonga (NSW/Mexico border).

    It would look weird have a mostly black bike and then a silver unpainted petrol cap...

    Cheers for the advice :D
  9. The VHT website has a procedure for painting aluminium using Flameproof paint (available at all auto places) which is as follows:

    1. Remove oxidation with 50/50 solution of vinegar and water or metal etch, no other special surface preparation is required, except removal of oil films, etc.
    2. Anodised, irridited and alodyned surfaces can be directly coated with VHT FlameProof for lower temperature use only.

    Application: Apply a thin, even coat — just enough to thoroughly colour. Excessive build-up is not necessary or recommended. In applications requiring heavy coating, build-up should be done in stages, each successive coat being cured as recommended below. Nominal coating wet thickness .0015” – .002”. VHT FlameProof coatings require no primer. For most economical use of VHT FlameProof colors on ”hard to hide” surfaces, apply a thin coat of VHT FlameProof White or VHT FlameProof Silver base coating.

    Curing: VHT FlameProof coatings will air dry in 15 to 30 minutes and, if handled with reasonable care, may be put to immediate use. Heat curing method for maximum resistance to solvents, salt spray, humidity, thermal shock and heat:

    * 15 minutes at 120°C.
    * 30 minutes at 315°C.
    * 1 hour at 430°C.
    * 30 minutes at 540°C.

    On non-traffic surfaces or where solvent resistance is not required, VHT FlameProof coatings may be used as air-dried. Curing may be accomplished by the inherent heat of operation as encountered in engine manifolds and exhausts, boilers, heaters, or by following the curing instructions above. All curing should be done slowly.

    -Or you could just take it to a professional spray-painter.