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    pitted fork bottoms

    hi, any one out there been able to remove the pitting marks on the fork bottoms very easily, i think they want stripping, but am open to suggestions, 2010 softail.

    regards andy

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    I did 1 of mine yesterday 2008 softail I tried Autosol with a drill and wheel but it soon became apparent you really need the legs off ,im not doing that so I used 800 wet and dry with water it took some rubbing but it has got the pits off and then Autosol to polish it up.

    I get the feeling they are lacquered or have a coating on as you rub it shows you are taking some type of coat off and I do need to go over it again so its not an easy fix all I can say is it looks a lot better, I think some more 800 and then 1200 will sort it followed by a good polish up.
    Rob

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    Get the front wheel off and go over them with finer and finer grit paper by hand and the polish up with a polishing mop gets them super shiny!!20171001_141948.jpg

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    I accidentally put a 75mm long arc scratch in the front sprocket cover - it was about 0.25mm - 0.5mm deep.

    Because I couldn't be bothered to take the exhaust and the cover off, I found a 40mm diameter sucker (like wot might be on a toy arrow head) and stuck it into a socket bit.

    I then got some double sided tape and stuck that onto the sucker - the 'bit' part put into my electric drill.

    Then with 1000; 2000; 3000; and 6000 grit sanding discs, I cut out a number at 45mm diameter and used them on the cover; I finished off with Maguires liquid compound and then Autosol on cloth pads which I stuck to the sucker - the scratch has gone and the shine is better than the original polishing.

    I found when polishing aluminium that any grit wet & dry much 'below' 1000 grade will leave ghost scratches in the aluminium even when well polished afterwards.

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