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This is a discussion on Rusty VIN number within the Grom Talk forums, part of the Honda Grom Forums category; I didn't see this posted anywhere, so if it's a re-post, I apologize. My Grom spends many nights uncovered and exposed to the elements and ...

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    Rusty VIN number

    I didn't see this posted anywhere, so if it's a re-post, I apologize. My Grom spends many nights uncovered and exposed to the elements and the other day I noticed that the VIN number had some flash/surface rust on it. A quick scrub and some careful touching up so as not to fill in the stamping and she is now rust-free. Just a heads-up. And... I'm out. Walking Dead comes on in less than 30 minutes.

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    What did you use to take off the rust?


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    Use a motorcycle cover and it will help with the elements. When I use to ride my motorcycles to work rain or shine I always covered my motorcycles and it kept it from getting weathered from the elements/rain/wind/etc.

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    I used a little bit of CLR and one of my softer shop rags (also known as T-shirt cut into squares) and just kept wiping until the rust was gone. Then I took some Dawn dish washing liquid and cleaned up the area to remove the CLR residue. Then I used a very small paint brush I had laying around and some black enamel paint to paint the VIN stamping, being careful not to fill in any of the digits.

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    Wax it

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    how about clear coat paint? water proof.

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    Clear nail polish also works. I have used this trick on hex head bolts after installing backrests and such.

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