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    Still have to strip the rest of the sliders. Note none of the area that was sanded was done by a power sander, that was pure elbow grease used.
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    Interesting idea...What about using paint stripper from an auto parts store? I assume the lowers are made of aluminum...are you planning to clearcoat it?

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    I don't want to use chemicals on it.
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    so what is your process? is it hard? what's your desired effect?
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    Going to be a polished with a brushed finish.
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    That will look awesome when done.
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    what did the fork look like originally?
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    ...Except the bike wasn't pink

    Come to think of it, you should sand that down and repaint it. Pink looks might sweet on it...

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    wait...his bike was that purple crap???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    wait...his bike was that purple crap???
    No, that was photoshopped on, I don't even have that fork on there anymore.
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    I'm not sure how good of an idea that is... I was just reading something we got from Kona about how sandblasting and powdercoating voids the warranty on any of their aluminum frames... something about the blasting taking off the hardened outer layer resulting in a significantly weakened structure... anyways I think the info is mostly on their site in the FAQ section... I would imagine it applies to aluminum lowers as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    I would imagine it applies to aluminum lowers as well.
    Arent they Magnesium??
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    those are magnesium casted siders you know.

    no idea if 'zocchi has anything blended into the mix, but mag normally corrodes if unalloyed/untreated enough. badly. i'm assuming 'zocchi alloys their mag lowers with something to lessen the corrosion proccess, but if not, your fork may not last long.

    make sure to do some type of clearcoat. either way, warrante go bye bye. no big deal if it's a used fork, or you don't care.

    yes, i know forks get scratched and gouged all the time. but that's a bit different than removing all the paint, and any anodizing protectant 'zocchi may have done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    those are magnesium casted siders you know.

    no idea if 'zocchi has anything blended into the mix, but mag normally corrodes if unalloyed/untreated enough. badly. i'm assuming 'zocchi alloys their mag lowers with something to lessen the corrosion proccess, but if not, your fork may not last long.

    make sure to do some type of clearcoat. either way, warrante go bye bye. no big deal if it's a used fork, or you don't care.

    yes, i know forks get scratched and gouged all the time. but that's a bit different than removing all the paint, and any anodizing protectant 'zocchi may have done.
    I was thinking the same thing. You may have just really messed up your forks, there kona.

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    What made you want to strip the fork anyway?

    Will look good when its done though i would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    I'm not sure how good of an idea that is... I was just reading something we got from Kona about how sandblasting and powdercoating voids the warranty on any of their aluminum frames... something about the blasting taking off the hardened outer layer resulting in a significantly weakened structure... anyways I think the info is mostly on their site in the FAQ section... I would imagine it applies to aluminum lowers as well.
    That hard outer coat better not be the "paint". Because mine's chippin off quite a bit and I don't know why. I have to use the touch up paint so often. lol

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    Dude, he didn't mess up his fork. The same effect would be had by repainting it. Man, what a bunch of softies in here!

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    I did not mess my fork up at all, I looked into this before doing it, besides I decided on repainting it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    Dude, he didn't mess up his fork. The same effect would be had by repainting it. Man, what a bunch of softies in here!
    bare finish of magnesium alloy sliders the same effect as repainted? in what world do you live in? those are going to oxidize (no, not rust) pretty quickly, unless he coats them, or spends alot of time keeping them polished up.

    softies. right. hey, it's his fork, i just suggested some type of clear coat over the bare metal might be a good idea. and that he may be voiding any warrantee he had/s.

    i've done alot of stuff to end up voiding part warrantees too, not a big deal if you aren't worried about it.
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    Just have to wait for it to dry up then clear coat it. The fork just has to make it for a few months and will be replaced by a different fork.
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    Btw, magnesium is way too soft to use as a lowers metal in the first place, The lowers are a Magnesium Alloy, and is combined with Aluminum, the combination is mostly Aluminum.
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    And, I imagine he was planning to CLEARCOAT it. This has the same effect as painting. Ass.

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    Ok, correction, I'm not done with the paintjob. When it's done, it will be a knock out.
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    Get some Mother's Aluminum/Mag polish and buff that bad boy out it will make look like Chrizome! then clear coat it.

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