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I'm ging to be attempting my first top end rebuild on my 07 450 XC-W. I've researched my Service Manual AND RockyMountainAtv's youtube video on the matter, but still have a question:

If the cylinder has no damage, o I leave it alone and reinstall, rough it up, send out, etc???

Thx

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See if your fingernail catches on any apparent scratch marks. If not, the cylinder is fine after a good scotctbrighting or light ball honeing. Make it you wash it well with hot soapy water just before you put it back together.

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Bear in mind that the nikasil will not withstand deglazing with a silicon carbide hone. An aluminum oxide ball hone is OK, but MHO is that a green scotchbrite pad with warm soap and water does a great job. Be sure to completely wash out the cylinder with clean soapy water and rinse thoroughly.

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Have any of you tried the Scotchbrite pad and Muriatic acid trick? I haven't but would like to hear from anyone who has.

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