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Old 11-25-07, 11:34 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 11-25-07, 11:35 PM   #2
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Probably not, lots of forks do have stainless steel tips
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Old 11-25-07, 11:35 PM   #3
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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
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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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Old 11-26-07, 12:03 AM   #6
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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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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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Old 11-26-07, 12:09 AM   #8
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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.
Win! I wouldn't have even thought of that.
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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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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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Old 11-26-07, 12:22 AM   #11
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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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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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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?
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you are idiots
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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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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
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