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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Is this just another crap example of this powder coat or should I worry?

Looks solid enough but I'm no expert..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:25 pm 
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what's the underside of that joint like?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Hhhhmmm .... :?

Crap powder coat would be crap powder coat, nothing more.

Crap powder coat would be missing and you would see metal, not a gap / void in a joint (that's what it looks like) ... :(

Any better pics ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Will get better pics tomorrow... Typing this in bed!

I kind of agree though WD... If it were plain I'd expect it to run into the joint and clear the gap


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Cut a slither of paper and see how far you can get it down the hole / gap (if it is a hole / gap).

Any other signs of a front impact ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:44 pm 
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None from forks, they are true as a dime.

I'm no expert but sand blasting wouldn't be harsh enough to blow it out?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:53 pm 
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In my experiance, no :(

A harsh grit blast would, but then all the sharp edges on the lug and bosses would be gone / damaged / nibbled away etc so I dont think thats the issue.

I am not a frame builder but IMO, the lug should be a very tight / flush fit in the first place rather than having a void to fill - the filler material should only be very thin.

I used silver solder (soft) to fix my forks and they blasted / powder coated perfectly with a very unforgiving gloss black finish - no material removed at all.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Thought as much. Thanks for the reply.

Might be the straw that breaks the camels back on this build.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Get some better pictures up before condeming it ;-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Will do. Its certainly salvageable but might not be by me..


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