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Post  fender on Wed 8 Jan - 6:30

I successfully dealt with the hole under the mudguard on my Yamaha Townmate and don't foresee it rusting anytime again for a long time with all the coatings I put under there and filled the hole.

I then noticed, much more worryingly, rust forming around the shock absorber mounts which, over time would be a certain MOT failure. Fortunately the rust was only surface and got it all out and primed coated all over them. The aim is to tidy up this mudguard and get it looking clean and tidy.

This Townmate has rust in a typical spot; where the main mudguard seems to overlap a second section to which the tail light/numberplate is mounted. Took these shots today to illustrate.

Rust has not gone deep but has made to shallow rust indentations into metal. I have used a wire brush and small screwdrivers to get out the rust you see and now need to look at filling these. As these are not big or deep holes, what should I fill them with?


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Re: Rust on Back of Bike...

Post  Admin drgaz on Wed 8 Jan - 8:09

In the old days we would melt lead bar fill the holes and sand it down you could do the the same with brazing rod,bit overkill car body filler is all I can think of now.
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Re: Rust on Back of Bike...

Post  JohnW on Wed 8 Jan - 22:47

Admin drgaz wrote:In the old days we would melt lead bar fill the holes and sand it down you could do the the same with brazing rod,bit overkill car body filler is all I can think of now.

I have the same problem on my bike, it is caused by reinforcing bracket on the underside of mudguard which traps moisture. Only real answer is to completly strip the bike, have it all shot blasted & then welded brazed & repainted. I just keep it at bay as Admin drgax says with periodic rubbing down, bit of filler or plastic metal & re hand paint with Smoothrite.

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