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Old 12-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Polished out my Forks!

I finally got tired of my front forks looking junky and dull... The clearcoat was coming off and they had a yellowed, stained look. So, I whipped out the dremel and grinded down the casting marks near the fender bracket bolts, then starting with 1000grit sandpaper, and working my way up to 3000grit I wet sanded the forks, then polished them out with some mother's aluminum polish and some microfiber towels. I have about 5 hours invested in this, but I think they came out great!




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Old 12-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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That does look good!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Well done!
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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Can't see any empty beer cans on the shed floor ....
hmm .. must have been serious work!
Looks great!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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They look great! Any thoughts of putting a clear coat of some type on them to protect that hard earned finish?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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looks very good and shiny
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #7
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How long will it look like that? Mine don't look particularly good, so this is quite interesting.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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great job. did you take the forks off the bike?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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Thank you for all the compliments! I am very happy with the outcome. Walking up and scrubbing down your forks with sandpaper is a scary feeling in the beginning. lol As far as a protective finish/clearcoat... I would love to have them clear powdercoated... But for now I'm going to just let them be. The finish will last for quite a while... I will wash them like normal and hit them up with some mother's polish once a month or so just to keep the shine... It only takes about 10 minutes to achieve the shine again when needed. the hard work is just all the wet sanding. I did not remove the forks... I just took the front fender and bracket off, to make it a little easier...
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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Great job... your hard work paid off. I like the look.
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