4-speed clutch fork finish?

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by GSX10/10, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. GSX10/10

    GSX10/10 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I have got the clutch fork all cleaned up and ready to replate, but need to know what it should be? I was thinking silver zinc, but can't find any good photographs to see. Anybody have an idea, or images of this?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Rust! The two BB forks Ive seen looked like they were never painted or plated. No trace of anything as if they put them in unpainted.
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  3. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Maybe a clearcoat to inhibit the rust.
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  4. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    4SPEED 4 EVER, Nice clutch forks! Any of the top version available?
  5. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    They are gray when new, probably Eastwood detail gray would be closest.
  6. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member


    If you've got it cleaned up, wipe it down with some paint thinner/acetone and just clear coat it.

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  7. GSX10/10

    GSX10/10 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate all help!
  8. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    I did a phosphate coating on mine. I found some diy instructions. Came out well.
  9. GSX10/10

    GSX10/10 Well-Known Member

    Ed I would be interested to know what this process is all about. I have done some plating of my own for zinc in the past withe excellent results.
  10. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    I am not sure if this is the exact video that I referred to, but the process is the same. It has been a few years. I used phosphoric acid that was sold as rust remover and I got the manganese from non-alkaline D batteries.

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