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#1 Paulmurphy

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

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I have some corrosion appearing on my lx200 fork arms which i would like to deal with. Has anyone experienced similar and what is the general consensus on how best to treat this.

Several years ago i stupidly left batteries in the fork arms which leaked and has created "pitting and bubbling" on the surface. This is different to the corrosion i have elsewhere and would be grateful for thoughts on treating this too?
Many thanks from a wet and windswept Brit
Paul

#2 SteveRosenow

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

Take a Dremel with a wire brush head to the affected areas, wipe clean with solvent, and then repaint it in textured black paint.

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:30 PM

If it looks anything like these two pictures your fighting a losing battle as it's a bad prep job from the factory and will continue to spread

[image]http://rs1121.pbsrc.com/albums/l502/67camaroinHS/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0094Small.jpg~320x480?t=1392697250[/image]

[image]http://rs1121.pbsrc.com/albums/l502/67camaroinHS/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0093Small.jpg~320x480?t=1392697249[/image]

#4 SteveRosenow

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:06 AM

If it looks anything like these two pictures your fighting a losing battle as it's a bad prep job from the factory and will continue to spread

[image]http://rs1121.pbsrc.com/albums/l502/67camaroinHS/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0094Small.jpg~320x480?t=1392697250[/image]

[image]http://rs1121.pbsrc.com/albums/l502/67camaroinHS/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0093Small.jpg~320x480?t=1392697249[/image]


Even that can be salvaged and re-finished. All you need is to remove the existing paint via sanding or grinding brush, then treat with the following:


http://www.por15.com/

Once you've done that, it can be painted normally.






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