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    Syncros Powerlite fork

    A little advise please. I would like to strip and powder coat or paint the legs of my fork. I understand that the dropouts are specially bonded to the steel legs and would like to know if they can withstand the sandblasting and the heat of the powder coating oven. I would hate to ruin this fork for lack of knowledge with regard to refinishing.

    Has anyone ever had the legs of their Powerlite powder coated/ refinished? And if so, does the extra mm (from the coating) make any difference when refitting them back into the clamp? Thanks.

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    The forks were originally powdercoated (that's how syncros finished all their stems and fork legs) to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    The forks were originally powdercoated (that's how syncros finished all their stems and fork legs) to begin with.

    Ah...but before or after the bonding process?
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    hi topring,

    i had a black syncros powerlite fork repainted white last year.
    the old paint was not sandblastered off but taken off chemically,
    then it got a white powdercoat, decals and a layer of clear powdercoat.
    no problems so far....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Ah...but before or after the bonding process?
    Its pretty hard to powdercoat fork legs after they're inserted into an aluminium crown... and which btw, they aren't bonded into either. I owned a powerlite, and sold it along with a rockshox crown to someone on here, as the powerlite legs fit rockshox crowns as well (1" diameter) though you end up with widely spaced brake bosses and 110mm dropout spacing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Its pretty hard to powdercoat fork legs after they're inserted into an aluminium crown... and which btw, they aren't bonded into either.
    The question was about the dropouts.
    Last edited by mwr; 08-08-2006 at 08:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwr
    The question was about the dropouts.
    Indeed it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harzkristall
    hi topring,

    i had a black syncros powerlite fork repainted white last year.
    the old paint was not sandblastered off but taken off chemically,
    then it got a white powdercoat, decals and a layer of clear powdercoat.
    no problems so far....
    Thanks for that helpful info. I will probably chemically strip also, now that you have had success. Nice ride - what year is that Blizz? A repaint? Where did you get new decals?

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