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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:35 am 
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do you know of anyone who does this professionally? Have some FoxFloat RL,s coming that need attention


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:24 pm 
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I would strip them down and send them to one of the big names.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Thanks HF


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:03 am 
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i'd say phone the usual suspects but some are not painting lowers now as they have had issues once rebuilt, that then cause issues between the customer/painter/assembler as to whose fault it was when there are issues.

things like, if they blast them (which i think is mental) to remove the old paint they then risk having some blast material left in the fork which causes problems if not removed and then has potential to eat away on the stantion, even with obsessive cleaning some bits can get stuck inside.

also, the lowers can warp if heated too much after painting, i had a pair of revelations do this, they were powder coated though.

in your position i'd phone mojo and ask if they have a recommendation for a painter. i assume the fork is old enough that it's out of warranty anyway? i'd strip them completely, send them to be painted then send a box of parts to mojo for the rebuild.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:04 pm 
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If you use Soda blasting to strip the forks, doesn't the media just dissolve in water?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:49 pm 
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thanks for the advice...I fancy using these as a learning tool for understanding forks...which I do not at the moment, so hope to strip and rebuild myself within measure. Fox RL100's btw


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:24 am 
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Ill be repainting the lowers on my Recons sometime soon. I'll just be removing the uppers and seals, then stripping the decals. Then sanding the lowers to rough up the paint to give a key for the new paint to adhere to. Done this before and although the finish won't be 'as new' it'll look pretty good. Do you not fancy giving yours a go yourself?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Yeh...maybe, have done motorcycle stuff in the past with good results


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Do it! They'll be some satisfaction in servicing and painting them yourself.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Just had a pair of lowers done by http://www.realitymotorworks.com/ really nice job and they know their stuff when.


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