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    themuffinman149
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    Ugly Fork

    If you membered i recently purchased a fork, a djIII.
    it was custom painted green, at least i think custom
    well i h8 the color cuz it doesnt go with my bike
    i got a dark blue and white bike, and the green fork is hideous
    if i cover the stancions (did i spell that right?) with a towel or two
    will me spray painting it black do anything
    i mean will it make the bike peform any less then it does?

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    Your kidding right?...its just paint.

    The only diff I would do I take the fork apart and remove the lowers and paint them AWAY from the stanchions.

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    lol, IT MUST LOOK PERDY.
    its bright green. i mean its bright green.
    go throw up, but green die in it, then color it bright green.
    thats wat it looks like :-p

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    I love black.

    BTW when you paint it maybe sanding the nasty green paint would help a bit? Just to rough it up and have something for the black paint to cling to.

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    Personally I like my bike having non-matching colors. It gives it a more "unique" look. If you have a camera post a picture of the bike and/or fork.

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    If you are going to paint the fork have the fork disassembled and paint the lowers seperately from the crown and all that stuff. Be sure to tape off the inside of the lowers and the seals very carefully and thoroughly. Rough up the green paint and personally I'd hit it with flat black BBQ paint... very durable, good coverage and looks pro even if you are painting with Parkinsons, thanks to the great coverage properties. Flat black looks cool on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    If you are going to paint the fork have the fork disassembled and paint the lowers seperately from the crown and all that stuff. Be sure to tape off the inside of the lowers and the seals very carefully and thoroughly. Rough up the green paint and personally I'd hit it with flat black BBQ paint... very durable, good coverage and looks pro even if you are painting with Parkinsons, thanks to the great coverage properties. Flat black looks cool on anything.
    if you can, remove the seals on it before painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bg4533
    Personally I like my bike having non-matching colors. It gives it a more "unique" look. If you have a camera post a picture of the bike and/or fork.
    It sounds like from his description that the fork is the colour of your avatar.
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    will me spray painting it black do anything
    i mean will it make the bike peform any less then it does?
    Thats what I was saying "are you kidding"...how in the world could painting lowers effect performance...unless you are painting the stanchions the fork won't change in the least...and yeah flat black is sick. Thats what I am painting my jrT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Thats what I was saying "are you kidding"...how in the world could painting lowers effect performance...unless you are painting the stanchions the fork won't change in the least...and yeah flat black is sick. Thats what I am painting my jrT
    i meant about getting paint maybe in some of the cracks, or stanctions, or crown. that cud affect it :-p. thats wat i was trying to get at. and i was wondering if painting it was a little too risky and might get in there. i used duct tape to put thik stripes on it, looks sweet.

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    Not not risky. Masking the fork is taking a chance but if you are really careful you should be fine. (don't paint the external seals)

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    Quote Originally Posted by themuffinman149
    i meant about getting paint maybe in some of the cracks, or stanctions, or crown. that cud affect it :-p. thats wat i was trying to get at. and i was wondering if painting it was a little too risky and might get in there. i used duct tape to put thik stripes on it, looks sweet.
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    Please use full words...its hard to read kiddie script.

    I enjoy a nice looking bike. If my colours are messed up I would paint it too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Please use full words...its hard to read kiddie script.

    I enjoy a nice looking bike. If my colours are messed up I would paint it too...
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    Didn't confuse me. I just don't like kiddie script. I used it 15 years ago...when I was a kid...guess I am not l33t anymore (thank god)

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    anyways OCD gets the best of me, just guess i like my bike to have a certain look. but with the duct tape over it and a lil green stripes peekin through it looks sweet. if i can find my camera ill post a picture of it

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    I just saw a whole bike done up in orange duct tape. Made to look like the dukes of hazard car. Saweet...I think I might try that with my fork...(using black duct tape though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Thats what I was saying "are you kidding"...how in the world could painting lowers effect performance...unless you are painting the stanchions the fork won't change in the least...and yeah flat black is sick. Thats what I am painting my jrT
    Unless he applies 3 pounds of paint on it.
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    As bikeforums reaches an ALL TIME low.....

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    haha. i love my new tacky bike, im thinkin of doing it to the frame.

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