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yeah so last night i fell off a wall and put a huge nasty scrape in my dj2. since it's air i need to repair it right away before riding anymore. it's a horrible scrape about 1'' wide and 3'' long with lots of burrs. i was thinking i would sand down the burrs, put jb weld in the scratches (i don't mind it taking a long time to sand it cause i want to do it right the first time) then sand everything smooth. am i forgetting anything? any past experience or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
 

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some pics of the fork would help assess the situation. I would also highly recommend using a metal etching solution to ensure you get all the dirt/grit out ouf the scrapes.
 

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PLURPIMPIN said:
yeah so last night i fell off a wall and put a huge nasty scrape in my dj2. since it's air i need to repair it right away before riding anymore. it's a horrible scrape about 1'' wide and 3'' long with lots of burrs. i was thinking i would sand down the burrs, put jb weld in the scratches (i don't mind it taking a long time to sand it cause i want to do it right the first time) then sand everything smooth. am i forgetting anything? any past experience or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
My advice is to not use sandpaper at all. Use a small wetstone like you'd use to sharpen a knife. A wetstone will make sure you remove the burrs flush to the stanchion and it will stop when you're there. Sandpaper will deform around the burrs and you'll be scratching the stanchions while trying to remove them. I've used a stone on my stanchions way more than I care to think about.....
 

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here are some pics. sorry they're not that great, my camera really sucks







and also what is metal etching solution and where can i get it?
 

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use very thin grain sand paper. sand it gently until the serface is smooth. Then fill the hole with clear nail polish. This is the advice that I got from a fox rep. after creating a similar scratch.
 

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Crack???

Your crown looks like its cracked.... you should inspect it before it gets dangerous. If its a year 2003 then you might be able to get it warentied. I had a dj3 of this year and it cracked at the same place.

Maybe its just the pics but look around the hole where you can srew the marz fender. Alot of 2003 forks cracked at this arae because of stress risers.
 

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SBDHrida said:
use very thin grain sand paper. sand it gently until the serface is smooth. Then fill the hole with clear nail polish. This is the advice that I got from a fox rep. after creating a similar scratch.
yep I like clear nail polish too...that stuff works great
 

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SBDHrida said:
use very thin grain sand paper. sand it gently until the serface is smooth. Then fill the hole with clear nail polish. This is the advice that I got from a fox rep. after creating a similar scratch.
For the sand paper I'd recommend using a nail file that just about all girls carry in purses. It's a very fine sandpaper and will work quite well.
 

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XSL_WiLL said:
Listen to what's said up above. It's good advice. I've also been able to use JB Weld and superglue before. But nail polish is the easiest.
is the result with jb weld better enough compared to the others to justify the extra work?
 

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Listen to what's said up above. It's good advice. I've also been able to use JB Weld and superglue before. But nail polish is the easiest.
 

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i finished today. i discovered that the wetstone made life ALOT easier. i ground down the burrs and jb weld really quick but it didn't cut into the stanchions like sandpaper or a file would
 
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