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Nothing at all wrong with a little ingenuity using leftover cardboard to make things easier. You could try another piece of cardboard so they could slide on each other. Best thing is the cost: FREE! Save your money for things that you have to pay for.

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would backing into the spot help make it easier to pull out?
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would backing into the spot help make it easier to pull out?
It would yes if I could. Unfortunately I have a steep driveway so backing into the garage isn't really an option. Ride in and back out is much easier than trying to turn around anywhere.
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Is the yellow on your shock springs paint, or powdercoat? I would like to do mine in black, but wasn't sure how paint would hold up.

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Is the yellow on your shock springs paint, or powdercoat? I would like to do mine in black, but wasn't sure how paint would hold up.

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Powdercoat. These shocks are new but I had the springs on my last shocks powdercoated and it held up well. Worth paying more to get them done by a specialist company used to doing bike/suspension parts. And be careful when using the spring compressors, they have the potential to wreck the coating on install. I was very careful and still got a few minor marks from them.
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And be careful when using the spring compressors, they have the potential to wreck the coating on install. I was very careful and still got a few minor marks from them.
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When I got these springs back from powdercoating a couple of weeks ago I used masking tape between spring and compressor. Worked pretty well but not perfect, still some scuffs. I have these:

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In my garage the cardboard would go soggy within a day or two and would tear just as I put my back into it, probably causing me to fall over and brain myself on something. Great idea though.
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When I got these springs back from powdercoating a couple of weeks ago I used masking tape between spring and compressor. Worked pretty well but not perfect, still some scuffs.
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