HI everyone can anyone help I bought a tao tao VIP 50cc scooter and all they had was red ..Wondering if anyone can get me get (black body panels) instead f red .. if so please let me know where and how ERIC 586-292-2979 I live in East Tawas Mich thanks.. blue would be second choice also
Hey Tawas. I think I got this right. Scooter body parts are carbon fiber type. The color is part of the part, not painted on. However, custom hot-rod painters can fix you right up, for a PRICE. You might have some luck finding a scoot with blowed drive train. Maybe the owner has been talked out of fixing it. If it wasn't wreaked, just blowed, the parts you need should be available. Just a thought.
I think I got this right. Scooter body parts are carbon fiber type. The color is part of the part, not painted on.
The gloss panels are almost assuredly painted ABS, and the satin-finished, softer black plastic (like floorboards, rear fender, airbox, etc.) are most likely either polyethylene or polypropylene - both of which are very difficult to adhere paint to compared to ABS.
You'd be hard pressed to find carbon fiber bodywork on a $20,000 Ducati - let alone a cheap Chinese scoot!
Why is it forums seem full of people who drop in, answering questions that nobody asked, about things they so obviously no so little-to-nothing about?? For people seeking reliable, accurate information, such posts only add confusion - and sometimes are downright dangerous. If you're not sure about an answer - it's better to just not reply at all... I honestly just don't get it.
tawas - have you tried contacting Taotao USA about where to find new bodywork? It might not be too expensive -