Midnite choppers R Us . . .
I did two full days of work on that little fork. I think it looks nice enough now although it’s not clear coated. I just hit it with some anti-corrosion oil.
There’s some faint die marks, minor nicks, and tiny weld undercuts that I did not buff out. Most of it came out pretty good after sanding with 220, some wire brush burnishing, and buffing with a synthetic wool wheel. White car polish compound.
And lots of filing by hand.
Of course it must come apart again. As I was just polishing it, I laid it on my desk, and discovered that the weldment is not straight.
Phooie! Why didn’t I check that before I polished it? I knew that cheap fake Huffy Fork wouldn’t be exactly straight, But it’s tweaked over 3/16” (5mm.)
My indoor vice was not big enough to attempt the straightening, so I have to wait till tomorrow and use the big outdoor vice.