Upper assemblies aren't cheap, you have to buy the crown, steerer tube and both stachions, they come as one piece. I think its something like 250, and if you want fox to do the labor its an additional cost. New axles however are like 25 bucks.
I've repaired stanchions with JB Weld before. I've had a couple gouges that I smoothed the edges to, filled it with JB Weld and sanded smooth. I've also seen it done with super glue and nail polish. If the gouge still has an edge to it, it will tear up the seals, Enduro or not.
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