Yes the lower forks are coated to give it a brushed look and then clear coated. This is really interesting, could you keep track of the time it takes you to polish the lowers, problems, and material used, process, and post with results pictures?
I was thinking along the same lines as Dave. It will be interesting to keep track not only of how long it takes you to bang this out, but how well they hold up if you don't apply any sort of coating.Now that the clear coat is no longer I would suspect this would be a weekly polish job on the forks to keep them from tarnishing unless you clear coat them again.
Not yet, haven't had time to do much of anything but paint and ride. WHAT A GREAT THREAD FOR ME!!!! Now I can't wait to polish my forks! Just waiting now on the specifics of how it is done.....Not to change the subject, but did Painter ever get his forks straightened out? Remember it appeared the clear coat came off with his reflector. Where’s Painter been anyway?
Hey Painter, I always wondered how you made out with your forks and what the caused the problem but I thought I missed the thread. Nice to hear from ya.Not yet, haven't had time to do much of anything but paint and ride. WHAT A GREAT THREAD FOR ME!!!! Now I can't wait to polish my forks! Just waiting now on the specifics of how it is done.....
HURRY UP AND POST AND EVERYONE WILL BREAK OUT THE POLISH!!
PS. Thanks Mental for the Head's Up!
No time to post much but check in everyday to get my Forum Fix. Getting rid of the lollypops tonight and installed a Memphis Shade last night cause I got real tired of the Bugs, Bees, Birds, Rain...etc...
Keep em coming guys. What a great Forum here!
Interesting, I would love this write up! Hate my forks and my rims... anyways, I read in a magazine when I was on an airplane about a guy that didn't put any paint on his whole bike to give it that old school look. Anyways, he would often treat it with WD-40 to keep the rust down or to slow the rust down, however you want to look at it.What did you use to polish through the clear coat on the front forks? Now that the clear coat is no longer I would suspect this would be a weekly polish job on the forks to keep them from tarnishing unless you clear coat them again.
right there with you on that!I am also interested in this write up! Of course I'm always interested in the free and cheap mods
I was thinking the exact same thing.It will cost me $500 around her to have the front forks I have now swapped out with chrome ones with the exchange program and polishing them up might just work out a little better on the wallet. I'll have to keep an eye on this post for any updates for those who do this as I'm very interested in what time will tell to the upkeep and condition of the forks for this upgrade.The polishing will definitely save money over chroming. When it was all said and done with labor and seals and stuff I spent around 800.00 for them.