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shock shaft rechrome, where to send it?

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Hi. I've got some pitting in my shock shaft, and need to have it rechromed.

It's completely disassembled, clevis and nut off. Nobody out here in hawaii can do this. I called mx-tech but they wanted $150. I know they don't do it in shop.

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We don't re chrome them here, I have a guy that makes a new one out of chrome bar, the end price to the customer with courier costs back and forth is $220.00 NZ. Its not cheap but way cheaper than getting a new one from a manufacturer. Everyone expects everything for nothing but you got to get with reality if you want quality. If you can find a good fitter and turner you might be able to get the same done, but they will need the old shaft to copy. If he's a mate and good enough he might do it cheap for you.

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FC rechromes the shock shaft for $199.95 so $150 doesn't look that bad to me...

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new ones for a kyb is only $60, dont get it rechromed its a nightmare, i spend hours and hours doing one.You have to strip the internals, then refit new parts after the chroming, and if the pitting is bad the chrome doesnt always cover it well enough, it will beed to be ground back, filled with weld, reground and then chromed.

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Thanks for the response guys. Yeah, pretty much after calling around I found out rechroming is just too expensive. I bought a new one for $192 + $30 shipping. Comes with a new clevis and needle. I don't know if its possible to buy just the shaft for a showa.

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pretty sure you can, but trsut me this way is a lot less stressful anyway, have fun when its built.

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