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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone been able to use the Seal Mate Fork Seal Cleaner on a Cross Bike?

Were you able to slide the tool between the seal and the fork tube?

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Rather than buying the Sealmate, just get some old 35 mm film negatives, cut a hook like shape in them, and use these. I have seen them work for several people.

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Cutting a pop can into the same shape also works.
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I cut mine out of a plastic milk bottle.
Works great!
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Tried cutting one out of a beer bottle but the scissors had trouble cutting the glass.
What's the secret?
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Tried cutting one out of a beer bottle but the scissors had trouble cutting the glass.
What's the secret?
Ah Young grasshopper.....one must use a beer can not a bottle

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Has anyone had success using the tool on a cross bike?

I know about using different materials to make the tool. I would like to know if anyone was able to insert the tool of choice between the seal and the fork on a Cross Bike

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Has anyone had success using the tool on a cross bike?

I know about using different materials to make the tool. I would like to know if anyone was able to insert the tool of choice between the seal and the fork on a Cross Bike

Thanks


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Sorry for getting the thread off topic...but there really is no reason why the the Seal Mate would not work on Vics, there's nothing special about the front suspension or its seals.

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Yeah once you pry the dust seal away from the real seal underneath...there is a bit of an art to using them but watch a few vids on YouTube and have a go.
Lots of seals get replaced when 5 mins with a home made sealmate will fix them.

No way I'd be cutting one out of a beer can though, too much potential for damaging the seal.

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