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  • #11000
    sid
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    anyone know where i can find an online guide to stripping USD forks? if possible YZF750 but if theres a universal guide that might do[:D]

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    #40443
    safgan
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    A broom handle, and an allen key usually does it for me.

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    #40444
    sid
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    ok where do i put the broom handle and which ear for the allen key

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    #40445
    safgan
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    LOL

    In the bottom of the forks theres an allen screw which holds the stanchion in place, sometimes when trying to undo the allen key the internals turn, so I shape a broom handle to fit into the end of the stanchion. Knock the broom handle into the bottom of the stanchion. This makes it easier to undo the allen screw


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    #40446
    sid
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    ok i wont ask any more questions until i’m ready to strip the forks gotta finish the new subframe and zorst 1st but i’m hoping to get that done this week then expect lots of pm’s lol

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    #40447
    sid
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    ok one more question whats the best thing for stripping annodizing off the fork legs its a bugger doing it with the rough polishing wheel lol

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    #40448
    katana
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    Try this:

    https://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/ml-sandersj.html

    lye is Caustic soda – haven’t tried this but I used to deal with subcontract anodizers and one of the first tanks in the process was caustic so it sounds feasible.



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    #40449
    sid
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    thanks kat not sure if i’d trust myself to do that right first time i’ll have to find something to practice with
    any other suggestions? would paint stripper work if left long enough?
    i’m sure i read somewhere mr muscle oven cleaner does it
    anybody tried it?
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    #40450
    katana
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    this is a bit more comprehensive

    https://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize.html
    how to strip is about half way down (insert own punch line here….)

    Mr muscle will work eventually (because its Caustic)



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    #40451
    sid
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    would it soften it up sufficently to let the sisal mop do the rest?
    that last link makes it look feasible to set up my own annodizing system lol wonder if i can requisition the other workshop[:D]

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    #40452
    katana
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    You could try it but you are in danger of removing it unevenly. I would think submerging the part and checking it regulary would be best.

    Anodizing is only a way of increasing the thickness the oxide film that naturally forms on the surface of Aluminium. This film is then dyed and sealed an is generally harder then the base metal. Mr Muscle probarbly also contains surfactants which might damage the surface of the base material and make it hard to get a good polish on it afterwards.



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    #40453
    sid
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    i havent decided on a polished finish yet one idea for the streetfighter is “stealth” dont know if its been done before but it would involve a lot of dark finishes obviously lol i’m just trying to do as much of the work myself as possible
    A: to keep the cost down
    B: to give me more to spend on things i’m not able to do such as billet work

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    #40454
    katana
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    You could try vapour blasting. That gives a nice even matt finish.



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    #40455
    sid
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    is it something i could set up at home? or would it mean more tools

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    #40456
    katana
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    more tools – always a winner



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