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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am rebuilding my front forks. I have spent a good part of this afternoon buffing and polishing the lower parts. Does any body know any process to keep them looking shinny.
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I am rebuilding my front forks. I have spent a good part of this afternoon buffing and polishing the lower parts. Does any body know any process to keep them looking shinny.

Repeat step 1 above.

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I find a good quality polish applied regularly helps keep them in good condition. An occasional buff up does not go amiss as does removing any bug splat on a regular basis.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have had good experience with a system from ShineSeal. I have a Commando with an aluminum tank that would only hold a shine for about 3 days. ShineSeal treatment retains the shine for about 3 months. Afterwards I apply the "wax" to restore the seal. I have not polished my tank for 2 years.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Has any one noticed the lower part irregular? I though it might be the way I polished the first one but sfter comparing it to the other side I notced that polishing only brought out the uneveness. I guess that the front fork castings were well used in 1979. Any others noticed this?
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