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Old 06-29-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Pissed Ural paint...2 steps below Testors model paint...

Good lord, you LEAN on the paint on one of these motos and it comes off onto your arm.

I just spent a good hour washing the Arctic, after the run up the Dempster to the Arctic Circle. They spread pure calcium cloride onto the road, then go over it with a water truck, THEN they mix it in with a grader...all to keep the dust down.

Problem is - it gets literally EVERYWHERE. I'm quite sure my Ural will rust to pieces before I get it paid off in 2 years.

The springs on the shocks are missing paint - and there was nothing rubbing on them.

So far, that's the only big drawback I've seen with this thing - it's eagerness to rust (who posted the thread with the totally rusted out Ural???) and the shitty paint.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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they are what they are............now break oy that flat black rattle can and get busy
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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My whole damn Ural owes its handsomeness to a rattle can.



You should have seen what that thing looked like after eight years of being driven daily and not washed in the salty mid-Atlantic states!
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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hey Spicey , get youself a can of spray oil [not WD 40 ] and spray all the welds and any where two or more pieces of metal come together [ you really should have done that before riding in the calcium ] this will help delay the rust and corrosion factor till you can strip and repaint --the paint on the Retros aint to good either, that was one bitch I've had from day one too
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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POR 15, the stuff works great.

I use it alot on car frames, where anytime i'm under and I see a spot of rust I wire brush till nothing is loose, por 15 primer, followed by rubberized frame paint for aesthetics.

On a bike, i'd wire wheel rust, por 15, then paint of choice. As mentioned if you really want long term paint you'll need to redo it. Powdercoat is more durable for offroad environment.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:08 AM   #6
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Anything that isn't painted will rapidly corrode also. I don't know if it is zinc plated or what but everything on my GearUp that isn't chrome-carb tops, caliper mounting, 2wd rod, etc have been etched by a few exposures to Minnesota winter salt.

And the chrome ain't that great either.


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