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gatogato 6 Mar 2008 02:32

Protecting your paint with Sheet Tack Paper
Hey guys, before leaving Iowa on my South America trip I painstakingly covered all of my paint with a translucent plastic material called Sheet Tack Paper from Home Depot. They use it to protect the inside of drawers. I also covered the plastic with several layers of duct tape after it started to look old and was starting to peal in Nicaragua.

I just removed the paint protection in Argentina and the result was amazing. The paint after many falls and 30,000 kms of riding looks like new.

BTW: I will try and post up some pictures when I find a computer with a resizer. In the mean time if you want to see the pictures go to my website which is in my sig.


Guest2 6 Mar 2008 08:36

Hi Geoff,

Good tip, I use something simular inside aluminim panniers to stop everything turning black.

Have you finnished the trip or riding home?


gatogato 8 Mar 2008 16:48

Hey Steve, I am getting close to Ushaia but my bloody F650 is not cooperating again. I have a pretty big oil leak and think it is one of the engine gaskets.

Guest2 8 Mar 2008 17:19

sorry to hear about the oil leak, you have not had much luck lately with the bike.

What is the plan.


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