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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2007, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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powder coating or crome dipping

Which would last longer? Can I get by with just painting the forks.
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Which would last longer? Can I get by with just painting the forks.
you could even anodize them....

I would paint them though IMO...

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Just my but I would expect anodizing to wear off first. Paint would go next, not too sure if powdercoat or chrome would be tougher. Chrome actually adds several extremely fine layers of different metals, where powdercoat is a tough layer of enamel. If you don't like scrubbing surface rust, I'd have to say powdercoat. Chrome looks a little out of place on a sportbike anyway.
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Powdercoat all the way
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What would you have to do if your forks or frame gets scratched up real bad?

(regardless of what you've done to it Powder coat or Crome)

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What would you have to do if you're forks or frame gets scratched up real bad?

(regardless of what you've done to it Powder coat or Crome)
I'd assume you'd have to sand them down and refinish them
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What would you have to do if you're forks or frame gets scratched up real bad?
(regardless of what you've done to it Powder coat or Crome)
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I'd assume you'd have to sand them down and refinish them
That would be my guess- strip and recover
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