you can remove their traces from a fork stanchion.
Developed specifically by SENDHIT for mountain biking, the Scratch Cover © fork stanchion scratch repair kit removes scratches, restores the fork stanchion’s smooth appearance and thus keeps your suspension working properly.
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Although the last few generations of forks have mostly closed cartridges, a scratched fork stanchion may end up wearing out sooner.
The impact will have caused the structure to move, with a bump on the surface and a hollow inside.
You run the risk of quickly ruining your suspension by:
- Creating friction with each compression/rebound
- The seals scraping against the bump
- Getting dirt inside the fork lowers
This in turn can have unpleasant consequences:
The Scratch Cover © fork stanchion scratch repair kit includes all the accessories you need to repair your fork stanchion without any other tools, and whether you are at home or on the go (travelling or during competitions).
To repair your fork stanchion, you only need a cloth, some chain oil and a little water.
Obviously it is easier to disassemble the faulty part so you can work on it more easily.
Play the video to follow the repair steps:
If it's only a surface knock, you don't need to replace the fork stanchion. The most important thing is to repair it as soon as you can after the knock so the seals don't get damaged.
We use a high strength epoxy resin. This resin is a thermosetting liquid polymer. Its drying time can vary from 6 to 8 hours depending on the ambient temperature and humidity. It dries noticeably faster when next to a heat source (radiator, heater or hair dryer). Make sure to mix the 2 liquids for at least 3 minutes, this step is key so that the resin dries completely within the announced time.
By applying the resin and then sanding it flush, you fully fill the cavity created by the knock. If you can still feel some roughness, it is very likely that you didn't file down the bump fully. In such instances, you can repeat the entire process being careful with the filing and sanding this time to get perfect results.
So far, many mountain bikers used nail polish or superglue to seal the stripes. It's simple and cheap. But these products are very far from the performance of the epoxy resin in terms of hardness and duration. They only provide you with a very temporary repair. Sendhit worked closely with an industrial varnish manufacturer to design a resin adapted to the stresses imposed by a MTB stanchion : strong adhesion to metal / Impact and friction resistance / High tolerance to oily environments. The characteristics of the epoxy resin meet these mechanical constraints and thus ensure the longevity of your repairs, whatever your practice.
Once dried, the resin is shiny but sanding makes its surface matte. To restore it, you can use a quality polishing paste for metal. We particularly recommend Autosol Metal Polish ©. You can also use a lubricant for suspension stanchions that will also limit friction.