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    Fully Polished Fox F80RLT - Ouch, My Eyes

    Anybody else have a set of fully polished fox forks? Do I need to clear coat or does the finish hold up? These used to be light grey. I wanted white but figured polished would be the next best thing. I serviced the fork while I was at it. 3cc of float fluid feels so much better than the recommended 5cc. Love this fork!

    Better photos and complete bike pics to come.

    Last edited by thesergeant; 05-02-2008 at 02:07 PM.

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    That's going to look great on the back of your Audi Avus.

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    for me, some bike parts doesn't look good in chrome. fork is one of them.
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    BLANG BLAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!

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    Did you self polish that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenarzt
    Did you self polish that?
    Ya, I polished it myself. I really wanted a newer white F80 or F100 but figured I'd give teh polished look a chance. It looks pretty good on the complete bike. Normally I wouldn't like a polished fork.

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    How did you polish it? I just threw a set of brake calipers in a jar of stripper last night so I plan on polishing them tonight. Just wondering how you went about it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenarzt
    How did you polish it? I just threw a set of brake calipers in a jar of stripper last night so I plan on polishing them tonight. Just wondering how you went about it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Disassembled the fork and sprayed it down with Aircraft Remover. Once the paint was off I started went sanding with 400, then 1000, then 1500 grit sand paper. Let it all dry and then took a clean rag and some mother's mag polish to it. Polishing took about an hour. Takes about 10-15 to disassemble and reassemble the fork.

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    You definitely need some sort of paint on there. Magnesium is really reactive, and will oxidize pretty darn quick, and look gross. Do you remember the Easton mag stems? Yea, that could happen to your fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msrothwe
    You definitely need some sort of paint on there. Magnesium is really reactive, and will oxidize pretty darn quick, and look gross. Do you remember the Easton mag stems? Yea, that could happen to your fork.
    ditto. but that fork looks geat!
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    If you want to keep the polished look you should clear coat it. Otherwise it will lose that look and you will have to polish it again. Same as a magnesium wheel. They all have clear coat on them.
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    Clear coat.

    Otherwise expect the *bling* to be gone in as little as a week.

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