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FWD Italian Connection is the dedicated Vespa and Lambretta restoration division of FWD Performance Surface Finishing based in Tolleshunt D’Arcy Essex. We bring our Motorsport and Classic Vehicle restoration performance surface finishing technologies to the Classic Scooter enthusiast looking for high quality workmanship. 


Our aluminium component finishing is second to none with the ability to strip multi layers of paint or powder coat with our specially formulated chemical stripper. This alleviates the need for harsh and destructive media blasting on your delicate Scooter components. Having gently removed the old coatings we Vapour Blast components using only the highest quality machine and media for a spotless high sheen finish. 

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Superfinishing, sometimes referred to as micro-polishing has become a normal feature to many engine and gearbox components within Motorsport. Vespa and Lambretta gearboxes in particular are increasingly over stressed with ever more powerful kits. The benefits of Super-finishing even road going Classic Scooter gearboxes, will reduce friction and vibration while increasing durability and component longevity. 


FWD Superfinished gear boxes have proven an effective upgrade in some of the most competitive and hardest ridden Scooters in the BSSO Scooter Racing paddock.


Superfinishing benefits:

  • produces smoother surfaces and therefore less friction and reducing power loss through transmission

  • allows engines to run cooler, faster and for longer by reducing drag and resisting fatigue cracks

  • increases component life and durability due to less wear 

  • produces consistent and accurate close tolerance finished to 0.03Ra

  • increases gear and other component performance, producing a smoother gear change 

  • produces a highly polished appearance

  • allows reduced running-in time​

Cerakote Ceramic Coating is the industrial leading high temperature coating that protects your exhaust and other components up to 982°C while offering high scratch, chip, chemical and corrosion resistance. There are 100’s of colours available, so the components you choose to coat is limitless.

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