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Ok, bonehead mistake here. I was removing my shock to do a seal service and the shock dropped and banged on my workstand. There is now a small, smooth ding in my piston....Argggh. I put it back on the bike and it seems to function fine with no oil seepage and no noticeable air leakage. Anyone had experience with this? Will it damage the seals over time and am I screwed and need to buy a new shock? Sorry I don't have a picture or it. Thanks.
 

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If the ding is indeed smooth and you can't detect any leakage, then it won't hurt anything. The main piston seals pass the air canister dimple that equalizes the pressure between the positive and negative chambers every time the shock extends, and that doesn't cause problems either.
 
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