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Old 05-22-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good way to clean the inside of the fork tubes. Took a 72 bonny setup I bought recently and tore it down to replace fork seals and the 0-rings and found that the inside of the tubes were full of surface rust. I can guarantee that the 0-rings wont appreciate it. Just need a good way to get in that diameter all the way to the bottom to clean em up. Ideas? Also, have surface here and there on the upper and lower springs... is it worth blasting these?
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Round Brass wire brush ,, they make bristle brushes for inside tubes
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Awesome... I'll just search for ones the right diameter. Hope that's all it takes to clean these up. Don't want to have to get new tubes.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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Plumbing supply-They sell round bore brushes to clean boiler tube.They are good because you can get them at different lengths.Also they come in steel,brass,bronze etc.
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I just cleaned mine up. Didn't have any brushes, but I had a tiny junked cylinder hone that I welded some 1/4 rod onto to make it really long. Worked like a champ and they cleaned up beautifully.
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I just cleaned mine up. Didn't have any brushes, but I had a tiny junked cylinder hone that I welded some 1/4 rod onto to make it really long. Worked like a champ and they cleaned up beautifully.
That may work out too. Good idea. Once I find a brush the right size I'll use it to knock the bigger stuff off and finish it with a small cylinder hone. Thanks Lackluster
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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Boiler brushes
Check McMaster and all of your normal industrial supply shops.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #8
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That's exactly who I'm ordering one from if my Dad doesn't have the one I need at his shop. Thanks
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I have spun some scotchbrite with a coathanger rod in a drill...worked well!
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