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Old 09-13-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Powder coating forks?

I have an 06 r6 with gold forks.. it looks pretty dope.. but i am doing alot to my bike and will prob need to powder coat the forks another color. im wondering is it possible without removing the internals and all? because it will need to be baked for a while .. any helpful advice or ideas would greatly help.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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I'm sure fork oil and rubber seals wont like 400 degrees..
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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Hmm guess i will have to pay extra for the labor of removing the internals temporarily and then putting them back in after the powder coating process. :(
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The coating is pretty thick ive seen people have trouble with the clamps.
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you need to get your forks ANODIZED, not powdercoated....
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #6
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Hmm thats actually a good idea. im getting my wheels powdercoating florescent hot pink and id like my forks the same. Yes pink. lol
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I'm down with pink but you gotta be a stunter, or really really fast. You can't rock pink unless your a bad ... i'm just saying. post pics i would like to see finish product.
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The coating is pretty thick ive seen people have trouble with the clamps.
what? your not supposed to coat the fork tubes, just the lowers and yes, its best to remove the oil and seals etc, they actually dont mess up in the oven, but for safety sakes, tear them down completely and have them done correctly.....I know a guy
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you need to get your forks ANODIZED, not powdercoated....
correct answer for the tubes....as far as the lowers go, I powdercoat tons of them for the various stealerships...
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I dont know anybody in the area that does anodizing, I am sure a chrome shop could direct you.
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I have been searching around as I will be getting my motocross forks anodized. There are plenty of places in Houston that can do it.

When I narrow it down, I will post pics of the forks and also a review on the company that did it.
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Oh, what I didn't mention is Tungsten DLC! Thats what I really want on my inner fork tubes. It reduces friction and is sweet looking! The price is out of my budget though.

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I think we is talking apples and bananas, when it comes to fork. Scootertrash is talking conventional style, whereas OP, is talking USD, but maybe its just me.
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Yeah, Ayeel you should clarify what you're talking about.
The big outer part can be powder coated, but you may have clearance issues with your triple clamps. The inner, smaller, slider part cannot.
The inner can be chromed, DLC or the TiN treatment.

In any case it would be best to talk to ScooterTrash before you proceed as he is the MAN!
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the lowers can be coated, they never touch the triple trees so no clamp interferance.
The tubes can be coated but the thickness in the trees is the issue, thats why we are mentioning anodizing for the tubes and pc work for the lowers, 2 different animals as mentioned previously.
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Yeah, Ayeel you should clarify what you're talking about.
The big outer part can be powder coated, but you may have clearance issues with your triple clamps. The inner, smaller, slider part cannot.
The inner can be chromed, DLC or the TiN treatment.

In any case it would be best to talk to ScooterTrash before you proceed as he is the MAN!
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the lowers can be coated, they never touch the triple trees so no clamp interferance.
The tubes can be coated but the thickness in the trees is the issue, thats why we are mentioning anodizing for the tubes and pc work for the lowers, 2 different animals as mentioned previously.
Thanks for the kind words
That's what I meant by clarifying.
The lowers on standard forks and the uppers on upside down forks can be powdercoated. In the case of USD forks the triple clamp issue raises it's ugly head.
The inner, sliding part cannot be powdercoated on either type. Right?
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well looks like this is a bad idea im guessing. i wanted the gold part of my forks to be powdercoated. it does make sense that there will be clearance issues. guess ill leave them gold :(


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