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    How do i tell whats under my forks paint?

    I have an old fuji del rey, the fork is black with silver ends. It looks like the black is painted on, does that mean the rest of the fork will be that nice silver?
    DEATH PEDALz

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    Probably not, lots of forks do have stainless steel tips

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    scratch it, i don't see other options

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    you could become a materials engineer

    thatd be a start anyway
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Unscrew the headset and wipe the grease off the steer tube. If it's chrome too, go ahead and strip the paint. If it's not chrome, better to not bother.

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    I was going to post a picture of the x ray specs guy, but huerro's knowledgeable and useful reply has shamed me into silence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Unscrew the headset and wipe the grease off the steer tube. If it's chrome too, go ahead and strip the paint. If it's not chrome, better to not bother.
    is there where I write +1? in any case, yes...good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Unscrew the headset and wipe the grease off the steer tube. If it's chrome too, go ahead and strip the paint. If it's not chrome, better to not bother.
    Win! I wouldn't have even thought of that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-ahrairah View Post
    is there where I write +1? in any case, yes...good advice.
    since this case is solved who is that in your avatar el-ahrairah
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    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Jean-Luc Godard... he made breathless and band of outsiders and a whole bunch of badass movies..he pretty much pioneered the french new-wave. his movies make me giggly with joy.

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    role-model. at least when it comes to being passionate and excited about something, especially filmmaking since that is my aspiration. His passion and excitement translated into the screen amazingly.

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    The level of smart-ass-dom has risen since I was a regular reader of this forum. Use copper wool to scratch away the paint near the chrome, or use paint remover on a very small area (search for other topics available there are several on bikeforums).

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebankman View Post
    The level of smart-ass-dom has risen since I was a regular reader of this forum. Use copper wool to scratch away the paint near the chrome, or use paint remover on a very small area (search for other topics available there are several on bikeforums).
    don't do this. is smart-ass-dom rising or are the waters around it drying?

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    even if the silver is under the black... so what? its not like you can strip just the black

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    Quote Originally Posted by i86o View Post
    even if the silver is under the black... so what? its not like you can strip just the black
    Actually, yes. Yes you can.

    That's because paint and chrome are two different kinds of "coatings". The more you know, right?
    trued 'till death

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    you are idiots

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-ahrairah View Post
    you are idiots
    Wow, you seem to be catching on quickly. Looks like you'll fit in well around here. Nice start.

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    i think this may be the best thread ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Unscrew the headset and wipe the grease off the steer tube. If it's chrome too, go ahead and strip the paint. If it's not chrome, better to not bother.
    i move that huerro be made to apologize for making us look bad
    not a 2ksuck'r

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