I tried cleaning out the seal. It must be pretty much gone since it is still leaking. Out in the field I cut a plastic cup and made a hook with it. I got a lot of dirt out of it but still it leaked. So I ordered the SKF seals. I was told by MX-tech that they have multiple lips on them.
I now believe that this might be my fault. I use maxima sc-1 on my plastics and I'm sure it had got on the lower fork tubes that attracts and holds the dust / dirt. Next time I will clean off the tubes before riding.