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    Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 16:59
Has anyone had the forks re-anodized? Iam thinking of sending them out for a nice golden finish, but after speaking to the shop I am not so sure. They advised they'd be able to only get a soft anodized finish. They said hard anodizing can only be done with a black or gun metal finish and that soft anodizing can chip and fade easily. 
Would this be money wasted or should I just grow up and try not to make them mimic Ohlins?
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Not a fan of anodising ali forks.
The process can erode the ali resulting in loose seals/bushes.
 
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have a chat to Griff at Aprilia performance he has a supplier he uses to offer this service 


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tifa what would be the alternative powder coating or what 
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I would hope a decent anodiser would blank off the internal areas so that surfaces for bushes etc are untouched.  If the original anodise is chemically stripped that will slightly affect the outer dimensions as the anodise penetrates a few microns into the metal so your removing material to get rid of it.

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Not related to anodizing, but I once had a set of forks stripped and polished. Went to fit them and the yokes could no longer clamp them LOL LOL
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hmm, thanks for the inputs everyone. Think won't bother with the anodizing now. Thinking of vinyl wrapping now-should be lot cheaper if I manage to DIY somehow. Also this would increase the dia of the outer, so fitment shouldn't be problem. 
I was thinking of wrapping the side panels on the rsv plus the air duct covers on the cbr so worth a shot :)
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@Diablo
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Originally posted by Spoonz Spoonz wrote:

I would hope a decent anodiser would blank off the internal areas so that surfaces for bushes etc are untouched.  If the original anodise is chemically stripped that will slightly affect the outer dimensions as the anodise penetrates a few microns into the metal so your removing material to get rid of it.


Spoonz has the right of it.
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MCT did mine when they re-valved them.
Look gorgeous, anodised the outer tubes and used a harder plating on the lowers


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diablo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 19:13
Originally posted by aaressveeguy aaressveeguy wrote:

@Diablo
and then?


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Originally posted by Spoonz Spoonz wrote:

I would hope a decent anodiser would blank off the internal areas so that surfaces for bushes etc are untouched.  If the original anodise is chemically stripped that will slightly affect the outer dimensions as the anodise penetrates a few microns into the metal so your removing material to get rid of it.


I received the other rocker cover gasket yesterday. Thanks
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