Run n buff silver leaf on forks

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Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby Dode4444 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 am

I’m planning on trying to clean up the fork covers (unsure if that’s the proper name or not) on my R1150RT.
They seem to be a common problem and get bubbly and corroded from what I’ve read on here.
Just had a few questions though please.....

As I’m not entirely confident on how to remove these can they be cleaned up and painted on the bike.

Do you just use n abrasive pad etc, sand the worst off and paint the rub n buff on?

Any help would be appreciated, thank you folks.


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Re: Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby Dode4444 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:43 am

Anyone have any advice?


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Re: Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby oldyam » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:19 am

Yes you can refurb them on the bike, just mask off everything else.

I would clean off any loose and flaking paint and then continue till you have a smooth surface to paint onto.

Then I would use either a rattle-can in your chosen colour then laquer over the top or Hammerite smooth, possibly try laquer over that too but try it on something else first as I have never laquered over the hammerite.
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Re: Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby c13pep » Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:53 pm

Having replaced the forks on my RT for the very same reason (originals had all over corrosion and pitting) I can advise that removing forks would make the job a lot easier. The main point is that fork removal is straight forward and easy once plastics are off and it also exposes other potential corrosion that can then be `doctored`. I intend refurbishing my old forks but was advised that vapour blasting the aluminium lowers would be the best way to go and then possibly powder coating or stove enamelling, but it`s not now urgent so will wait while funds recoup from Xmas [-o<

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Re: Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby tigcraft » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:52 pm

Anyone have any advice?


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Rub n buff is just like shoe polish. It’s a quick fix to brighten up things that arnt in your face. It sticks best to porous surfaces which is good for castings. It the sort of stuff to tie you over.

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Run n buff silver leaf on forks

Postby Dode4444 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:33 am

Thanks for the advice folks


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