DIY Painting Fork Lowers
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While I had one of my forks disassembled to replace the bushings, I decided to try painting the lowers a different color. I don't need (or really want) a factory fresh paint job. I just wanted to change up the color to a nice neutral black.
Using a heat gun (on low) I gently warmed the decals and removed them. I put them on a sheet of paper in case I wanted to scan them in and try to reproduce them later. Turns out I just bought some decals off of eBay for $10 instead.
I used #1 steel wool (medium coarseness) to rub the lowers until there was no gloss left. You'll see visible scratching of the paint that's hard to capture on the camera.
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