Living in the salt belt blows.
My junk once looked like this:
After 6 days commuting in the snow it looked like this:
I'll get the aluminum cleaned up with some polish, air tools, and plenty of roloc discs but I know it'll just get nasty again once the salt sprayers come back out. Waxing helps but doesn't fix the issue completely.
Has anyone tried painting their shocks? I know it'll have a negative effect on heat dissipation but I'm hoping it's slight. Also, the same salt that corrodes the metal will chip away at the painted finish, so that's also a concern.
Anybody have some ideas of what's possible to keep these things looking like anything other than scrap metal?
(Posted in LT due to the shock temperature concerns. That doesn't come up much in other types of wheeling.)