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12/2/2018 10:02 PM

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

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12/3/2018 1:26 AM

We have done it and so far it is holding up.

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2020 YZ450F
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12/3/2018 7:39 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

We have done it and so far it is holding up.

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What color is that?

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12/3/2018 8:19 AM

Loftin79 wrote:

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

If you are wanting a "kashima like color" then have the tubes polished and anodized by Anopros in California. They charged me $250 I think it was for a set of upper tubes and a shock body kashima colored.

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3/3/2021 7:58 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

We have done it and so far it is holding up.

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Loftin79 wrote:

What color is that?

Did you ever find out what the color of these forks was for cerakote?

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3/3/2021 10:03 AM

Loftin79 wrote:

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

These are from Anopros, done in kashima like Macz400 mentioned above Photo

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3/3/2021 10:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2021 10:16 AM

Loftin79 wrote:

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

jason486 wrote:

These are from Anopros, done in kashima like Macz400 mentioned above Photo

Do you know the cost to do just the fork tubes this way from them? Also Is this a hard anodizing, or something else, and kashima is the color to ask them for correct?

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3/3/2021 10:17 AM

Loftin79 wrote:

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

jason486 wrote:

These are from Anopros, done in kashima like Macz400 mentioned above Photo

kris55414 wrote:

Do you know the cost to do just the fork tubes this way from them? Also Is this a hard anodizing, or something else, and ...more

yeah the tubes were $250.

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3/3/2021 10:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/3/2021 10:30 AM

jason486 wrote:

These are from Anopros, done in kashima like Macz400 mentioned above Photo

kris55414 wrote:

Do you know the cost to do just the fork tubes this way from them? Also Is this a hard anodizing, or something else, and ...more

jason486 wrote:

yeah the tubes were $250.

Ok, thanks!

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3/3/2021 10:28 AM

kris55414 wrote:

Ok, thanks!

you know iam not 100% sure, i had my buddy drop them off and told him what color I wanted. Iam sure if you call over to I believe his name is Jerry and talk to him he call fill you in.

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3/3/2021 11:27 AM

Loftin79 wrote:

Has anyone been cerakoting upper fork tubes? How does it hold up? What color is the closet to that factory look?

jason486 wrote:

These are from Anopros, done in kashima like Macz400 mentioned above Photo

Curious, does anyone know if this can be done without the process affecting internal Kashima coating of fork tubes? I know nothing about the anodizing process. I believe the KYB's on my KX250 are advertised to have Kash coating internally. I'd love to have the outer tubes anodized but wouldn't want to do it at the cost of stripping internal coatings.

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3/3/2021 12:54 PM

AFAIK the inside can be protected, and I think many of the cosmetic coatings are doing just that, losing any friction benefit? The Cerakote seems new. The Fauxshima color is getting more common.

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3/3/2021 2:34 PM

Is there anybody in Houston that does this ? I’ve called a lot of places and the most do bulk orders or industrial

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3/3/2021 5:21 PM

rider892 wrote:

Is there anybody in Houston that does this ? I’ve called a lot of places and the most do bulk orders or industrial

I've used Surface Techniques when I lived down there, They did a good job, but honestly I'd probably mail out something like fork tubes to someone who has done them a good bit like Jerry at Anopros (also used him, he's $ but good).
They need to be masked/plugged properly and also that bronze color is harder to hit than some others. There's a better chance he will be able to hit whats on screen here than a random ano shop.

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- '19 KX450F

3/3/2021 5:29 PM

...sorry for my ignorance, I don't know much about Cerakotings. it looks nice, but is this done to the fork tubes for durability or the color?

also, is there an issue when you install these tubes in the clamp because of the coating?


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3/3/2021 5:40 PM

Brent wrote:

...sorry for my ignorance, I don't know much about Cerakotings. it looks nice, but is this done to the fork tubes for ...more

Color. Cerakote is used a lot on guns, but it does wear. I’m looking at getting a lot cerakoted fof my bike build. It’s lighter than powder coat. Not sure about durability compared to powder coat. Tag MX and Trick engineering are the places I’m looking to send my stuff to.

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3/5/2021 8:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/5/2021 8:51 AM

Brent wrote:

...sorry for my ignorance, I don't know much about Cerakotings. it looks nice, but is this done to the fork tubes for ...more

It's done for the "look" and is a tough kind of 2 pac paint....so i also wonder if the forks could move through the clamps when landing off a big jump?....bearing in mind those triple clamp bolts have very low tourqe settings.....🤔🤔🤔🤔

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3/5/2021 8:44 PM

Here is a set of KYB for my buddy’s 03 rm250 he just had done.

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3/5/2021 11:37 PM

Cerakote is applied wet, like paint, and then autoclaved (basically baked) to harden it. The coating can vary in thickness based on how evenly it’s applied. Kashima (and other types of anodizing) are applied through electro-deposition in a tank of fluid. Anodize also penetrates the base material to an extent and is much more uniform in thickness based on how it’s applied. Anodize runs the gamut from purely decorative to what’s called MIL Spec, hard anodize which is abrasive resistant and of course even more exotic applications such as Kashima. Btw, Kashima is a proprietary product and brand, and as such, can only be applied by the people who invented it. This is partly why it is expensive.

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3/6/2021 5:36 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

We have done it and so far it is holding up.

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Loftin79 wrote:

What color is that?

kris55414 wrote:

Did you ever find out what the color of these forks was for cerakote?

Its a custom color we made!

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2020 YZ450F
2018 KTM 450SXF FE
2016 YZ250F 2008 CRF450R
2015 YZ250F 2008 CRF250R
2001 CR250R
2010 YZ250 2012 CRF150R
2009 YZ125 2010 KX109.5
SSR Motorsports Dealer YCF Motorcycles
TAGMX Suspension & Graphics! www.tagmxsuspension.com https://www.liquidskinzdesign.com/



3/6/2021 6:43 AM

Brent wrote:

...sorry for my ignorance, I don't know much about Cerakotings. it looks nice, but is this done to the fork tubes for ...more

Electro21 wrote:

Color. Cerakote is used a lot on guns, but it does wear. I’m looking at getting a lot cerakoted fof my bike build. It’s ...more

I can help you out with Cerakote work if you’re still looking for options. Feel free to shoot me a text and I’ll send over some pics for you.
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3/6/2021 6:48 AM

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9/9/2021 5:59 AM

sgrimmxdad wrote:

Its a custom color we made!

Sorry for bringing this thread back from the dead but what all did you do to get that color? And could I possibly see another closer photo of the forks? Looks absolutely amazing!

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9/9/2021 6:29 AM

ben5020 wrote: Photo

I like this color a lot. I just upgraded to an oven large enough to do forks and I may have to do my new KTM. Only problem is race season starts next week.

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9/10/2021 9:44 AM

I contacted Cerakote and they shipped me swatches to use to match up to my color preferences. N/C btw.
Great customer service. 10 👍..........

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