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Paint for the plastics

Post  andrewp on Thu 26 Nov - 9:53

The central front panel which has the Yamaha emblem attached was badly cracked on my newly acquired T80. This part is now unavailable.
I removed the emblem and managed to repair the panel with Araldite and reinforcing the repair with pieces of cut-up credit card behind. After further filling and sanding I have finished off with Valspar project paint. Comes in a small spray can from B&Q and they do a colour called Creme de la Creme. It is a near perfect match for the legshield plastics. I used some white undercoat first and it now looks almost like new.
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Post  oldskoolpulsar on Thu 26 Nov - 10:15

wow i admire your dedication to the cause,

my old dog of a townmate, the front yamaha emblem i managed to knock off it,

so i got my daughter to paint optimus prime on there!

So very impressed with your effort to return to factory spec

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re paint job

Post  andrewp on Fri 27 Nov - 5:14

This bike is in such good condition it seems a shame not to keep it looking reasonably presentable. I also like a challenge and get bored easily!
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Re: Paint for the plastics

Post  barker on Fri 27 Nov - 6:55

well done you nice to meet you the other night,spoke to matron the next day about what you told me she agrees with you

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Re: Paint for the plastics

Post  3hundredspartans on Fri 27 Nov - 10:02

Hi AndrewP,

A Yamaha dealer in Greece can supply an aftermarket front panel and YAMAHA badge at a very reasonable price. They even stock aftermarket legshields. Give them a try:

http://matakosmotors.gr/en/

Cheers, Frank.

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Thanks

Post  andrewp on Sat 2 Jan - 23:16

Thanks for this - having a little trouble navigating round their website. Sounds a useful resource though.
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