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  • Offline GeofftheChef   gb

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    GIVI PLXR1110 PAINT FINISH
    on: Apr 16, 2015, 10.16 pm
    Apr 16, 2015, 10.16 pm
    I have GIVI V35s panniers on my CT, so the fitting rails are PLXR1110 I think . . .I have removed them today for cleaning and inspection due to rust and flaking paint . . .not impressed with the quality at all, and certainly not up to GIVIs normal standard. Anyone else got these fittings? They are painted black finish . . .I have the GIVI front protection crash bars and have had no issue at all as they are top quality and excellent paint finish. I am hoping that a rub down with fine sandpaper or wet and dry paper, then a spray primer and black car paint will do the job. . . or would powder coating be better option ?

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    Re: GIVI PLXR1110 PAINT FINISH
    Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2015, 12.11 am
    Apr 19, 2015, 12.11 am
    I was just about to post the same  question, noticed mine had corroded badly. Although I had the same problem with the GIVING rack when I had the Transalpiand ended up spraying them black.

    I even wrote to GIVI and got a not bothered type of reply.

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    Re: GIVI PLXR1110 PAINT FINISH
    Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2015, 05.39 am
    Apr 19, 2015, 05.39 am
    I have the same Givi rack, covered 15000kms and still looks like new. Used in a lot of wet weather and mostly in the Alps and other similar areas. My racks come off after each summer and are given a proper clean and wax/seal.

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    Re: GIVI PLXR1110 PAINT FINISH
    Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2015, 09.33 pm
    Apr 21, 2015, 09.33 pm
    Job done . . . Spent yesterday afternoon in the garden sanding down the racks with p80 grade wet n dry paper. . . Then washed in hot soapy water,, followed by wipe all over with rag soaked in white spirit, then left to dry overnight. . . Today sprayed with Hammerite satin finish black . . . 4 coats with an hour between each, look letter than new, tomorrow will wipe over with ACF50 . . . .  Ready to refit to bike for Ireland tour next month.