Have a wrecked my forks?

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1/20/2019 1:13 AM

This weekend i noticed one of my forks leaking so i pulled it apart. Upon inspection i noticed a small nick in the leg just below where the seal sits when the bike is on the stand.
I've repaired a few of these before by lightly sanding them out with varying grit of sandpaper. Well today I got a little carried away and sanded a little too far and wore through the chrome making a spot around 5mm x 3mm in size.
Will this little blemish in the chrome affect the suspension or is it small enough that it shouldn't matter?

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1/20/2019 7:24 AM

Depends on how deep you went. Worse thing is the seal wont do its job because the tube isnt round in that area.

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1/23/2019 5:01 AM

If it still leaks you can get them DLC coated, TiN coated or just re-chromed

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1/23/2019 6:55 PM

chump6784 wrote:

This weekend i noticed one of my forks leaking so i pulled it apart. Upon inspection i noticed a small nick in the leg just ...more

As long as everything is smooth and polished, chrome or not, you'll be fine.

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