‘79 front fork finish?


‘79 front fork finish?

Postby Crazy Canuck » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:49 pm

Good day folks,

Did a search and didn’t come up with anything.....

Doing a semi restoration on my ‘79 and the lower fork tubes need attention....some very light corrosion has set in and I want it gone. Going to sand blast the tubes with very fine sand, and then prep for two stage paint.
The current finish looks like satin, but it’s 40 years old......my question is what is the correct finish?
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Re: ‘79 front fork finish?

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:25 pm

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Re: ‘79 front fork finish?

Postby Crazy Canuck » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:20 am

Thanks for that!
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Re: ‘79 front fork finish?

Postby daves79x » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:21 am

Do yourself a favor and bead blast - not sand. No fancy two-stage paint, just rattle-can satin trim paint.

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Re: ‘79 front fork finish?

Postby Irishman1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:43 pm

This is what I’ve found to look like stock and hold up over the years
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