Holy rusty fenders

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by david26, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. david26

    david26 Active Member

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    Noticed a spot of rust on my 09 superglide on the bottom edge of my rear fender looked like a rock hit the under side and the rust worked it way all the way to the front side so I got out the supplies out and went to touch it up but after getting rid of the loose paint the little chip ended up being 2" long and 1/4" wide so sanded primered and started searching the rest of the bike and found that on the back of the front fender there is a little tiny hole that harley put there what it for I have no clue but around that hole there was a small floating paint bubble about the size of a dime a sure sign of rust under the paint. So once agian I got out the pocket knife and started chip the loose paint away that dime sized rust spot was actualy around the size of a silver dollor all still under the paint unnoticable unless u r lookin for it. I sanded and primered to kill and keep the rust away but instead of touching up I am prob going to tear the tank and fenders off when it gets warmer and paint. Been wanting to go flat black anyways. Thought I would give those of yall that live in hummid areas or ride in the rain the heads up to watch that little hole in the front fender I never would have seen it had I not gone looking for it
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That pesky little hole is for a mud flap:s
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I used the little hole to mount a fender extender it helps reduce the amount of water and dirt thrown up by the front wheele

    Brian
     
  4. david26

    david26 Active Member

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    Oh see I thought they put it there so your fender would rust out and they can charge u more $$$ for a new 1 or atleast give u less on your trade in cause u caught a case of the rust.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yeah that too imagine that The MOCO planning for failure:newsmile100:
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jack, your a funny guy...thank you for the clarification...I thought the hole was for hanging up the fender so the future owner could paint it...now THAT would be H-D thinking ahead! :small3d026:
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    A little humor seems to go a long way now days:p
     
  8. risuperglide

    risuperglide Active Member

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    That is one reason why my 2010 FXDC never sees rain, & never will if I can help it!
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes just washing your scoot can cause rust - just got to be observant & take care of the spots when discovered...like david26.
     
  10. risuperglide

    risuperglide Active Member

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    If you wash the bike, always use a blower to blow away any water from crevaces!.....:p