It’s been a while since we had a Scooterist bodge or tip on SLUK but during lockdown I’m sure a few of you have had to ‘make do and mend’. If you have any tips, tricks or bodges you can send them in. SLUK reader, Alan Colbert has just refurbished a tired-looking seat for a fiver.
In order to fill in time and as something to do whilst waiting for paint to dry, components to arrive and isolation to end I found a cheap way to refurb the seat of the PX I’m rebuilding.
Rust-oleum make a product called Fabric Paint, it comes in a 150ml spray can and is just enough to apply several coats to a seat. Mine came from B&Q and only cost about £5. The result can be seen from the attached photos, this was a 20-year-old seat that had been out in the Spanish sun and was a patchy, dull dark grey.
I can’t guarantee what the effects of weather and wear will be but so far there has been no flaking or splitting. The good news is that enforced shed time has allowed projects to be completed and all those little faults to be corrected before we get back on the streets.
Lastly a big shout out and thank you to all the scooter parts suppliers who have maintained deliveries despite current challenges, so far I’ve been able to get everything I need.
Keep up the good work.
Got a tip/bodge or tool we should know about?
Feel free to send your tips and bodges in (preferably with a few photos). We’re looking for roadside fixes to get you home, workshop tips, tools and other useful info that could get a scooter rider out of a sticky spot or save them a bit of money.
You can email them in to: Editorial@ScooterLab.UK
Disclaimer: The tools, tips, bodges and downright tomfoolery in this bodgery series is by no means the ‘proper’ way to do stuff. Any accidents, mishaps or damage caused by replicating them is your own stupid fault.
New trusted brands always being added to the SLUK Shop