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Leaky Fork Seal and Scratch on Fork, How To Fix

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I have a scratch/nick on the fork tube, just replaced the seal and am still getting some leaking.

Any one know how I can buff out the nick with out making things worse, and is this what I should do to fix it.

As I understand it the scratch will just tear up the fork seal.

Thanks in advance

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Use some fine grit emery cloth and sand down the burr or scratch in a circular motion. This will take care of the problem.

If you have a deep nick, do the same as stated above, then add a drop of super glue in the nick. Let it dry, then sand it down smooth. This will fill the nick up smoothly.

Afterwards, use some steel wool and polish your entire tube.

Grasp the tube with the stl wool, then push and pull the tube while rotating it. This will create a x-hatch on your tubes. Some techs do this and some dont. Its all preference.

I prefer it.

Good Luck, KaBooM

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Ive fixed a couple nicks. I use a piece of 1000 grit wet or dry sand paper wrapped around a file so its backed firmly. This prevents you from sanding around the nick more than the nick itself. Kinda like block sanding a car...

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Also a fine wet stone will do nicely because it is a FLAT HARD surface and if done corectly will only take down the raised portion of the nick or burr. Then finish it of with 1000 grit or some thing like that. In my expirience ive never filled the missing matireal with anything but i do like the supper glue idea. The main thing is to get rid of the nick to prevent cutting the new seal. :cry:

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I would'nt recommend anything more abrassive than 2500 grit wet/dry w/supension fluid as a buffer, Granted this may take a little more time but your less likley to damage the overall finish.

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