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Centre Stand Paint

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My 2019 GT is my third F800. Generally very happy with performance, handling and build quality BUT, on each bike the paint has rapidly been blasted off the centre stand cross brace which catches all road crud despite having fender extender fitted. Only a cosmetic issue but annoying.
I have tried repainting with Hammerite and also stone chip paint but neither last long. Anybody found a paint that survives in that location and available in UK?
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I was concerned, but I cleand the crossbar, used a thick Black paint in a few thin coats, then used a part of inner tube lengthwise the crossbar and the uprights and used contact cement and as a back up used black zip ties 2 or 3 pre section cut to wrap around. I have done that on all by bikes for the last 20 years, never had a problem. the thicker rubber is a great guard resisting all sand and rocks and stones. I also do it on my 2 BMWsif it ever rips or comes loose it is a cheap fix. PSI also did a fender extender to keep nicks and damage on the engine.
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