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USD forks, upper part has oxidation


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I recently picked up a 05 ktm 450 exc and on the upper part of the fork coming down from the fork cap it looks like some liquid ran down to the bottom leaving behind a trail of oxidation. I tired, kerosene, acetone, and gasoline but nothing will get it off. Any suggestions? Pic:

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That's caused by using a soap with a high alkaline content to wash the bike. Basically, it removed the anodizing. There's nothing you can wipe on it that will fix it. The only real fix is to have them stripped and re-anodized.

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