I have a rockshox pike with scratches on the fork stanchion. I would like to know if there was anything I can do without buying a new one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
If it doesn't leak oil or anything, you always have the option of just leaving it as is. "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Otherwise, clear nail polish is an option. You'll want to extremely carefully sand or file the rough edges off.
You can also buy just the upper half of the fork. You don't need to replace the entire thing.
The best solution (value and quality) is to replace the Crown Steerer Unit (CSU).
There are other fixes such as nail polish but you always run the risk of tearing the seals.
The work isn’t much difference to a full fork service.
You can get the part number here: https://www.servicearchive.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/rockshox_spc_-_rev_f_0.pdf
You will also need a new service pack, fluids and star nut.