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Offline Iain

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Paintwork problem.
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:44:22 pm »
First problem with paintwork..a bit of bubbling and cracking here. What's the best way to deal with this? A bit of primer first?
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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 12:51:19 pm »
wire brush and maybe a bit of emery cloth to polish it up.
then your primer/paint

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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 03:43:05 pm »
What do you folks use on your roads over in the UK? That looks pretty bad.
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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 10:53:43 pm »
My 2012 Trophy bought with one year of warranty left had the same paint problem, I cleaned it up etch primed the aluminium and finished it in a satin black spray and it looked OK. a little later the bike went back to Triumph for the head work and when it was returned the final drive cover? had been changed and after two years is still mint.
Appart from this I would recommend you fit a aftermarket hugger they do help to keep things a bit cleaner.

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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 09:27:19 am »
skiprat,

I would expect that Triumph changed the complete unit -
I've heard of them doing this on others that went in for the Head "Upgrade".

Iain,  I know it isn't easy to get to your Dealer from where you are,
but I'd certainly be asking the question - sending them Photo's by email etc,
to see if there's anything they are prepared to do about it. 

Even after warranty has expired you wouldn't normally expect corrosion to show through
like that, and as others have been replaced I wonder if there was a known issue
with some of the earlier models that Triumph are content to deal with ?


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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 10:54:42 pm »
Iain, get the photographs or dealer visit done then if you have to tackle repainting paint damaged areas do a bit of research, Aluminium once it has begun to oxidise is difficult to treat and get a long lasting finish (I know this after keeping my Landrover for 20 years) on Landrover forums I have read that the RAF have something that kills the oxide and leaves a surface that can be painted so if you have access to any Brylcream boys time to go on the tap  :001: 

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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 07:58:20 am »
If you do end up doing it yourself, remove as much of that white powdery stuff as possible,
and then coat with a specialist primer before applying the top coat.

I've used "Hammerite Special Metals Primer" before with good results.


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Re: Paintwork problem.
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2016, 05:01:29 pm »
Just cleaned my bike ready for a trip to the Alps on friday and found paint to be peeling off the bevel box. There is a sliver 10mm x 50mm coming off an "ear" at the back of the box. Bike has never seen salt, never been power washed and always been sprayed with WD40 or ACF 50 after each wash (avoiding the brakes of course!) Will pop to A1 on tuesday and introduce myself to see if they can argue the toss for a new box. If this has happened in a relatively small area, the rest will surely follow. Bought bike new in march 2013 so well out of warranty, but lets see. A prestige machine should be better finished than this I think.