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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    so i have a ti seatpost that is covered in scuffs/minor scratches. supposedly its an easy fix but i cant find much on the internet. the most help ive found is that someone said a pencil eraser works. anyone have any experience?MUFFDVR
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      CommentAuthorseanile mick
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009 edited
     
    i read that a guy got his all polished up with 00 steel wool to get it down to a brushed finish then used some Lemon Pledge to get it shining...or just look around on the interwebs for how to polish titaniumsomebody turn the lights off on this place already.
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      CommentAuthorsnacktime
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    At Corner Cycle we restickered/rehabed a lot of Merlins and had great success using green scotchbrite. Polished out the scuffs and gives a high luster. Or, hi-lustre.

    Use the shoe shine method not the masturbatory.
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2009
     
    ^ did you guys just use straight scotchbrite or did you use some kind of compound?MUFFDVR
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      CommentAuthorsnacktime
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     
    Just regular green scotchbrite for many bikes. I think you can get the gray scotchbrite if you want to get a higher shine. And you need elbow grease. But no solvents, etc.

    Apparently, this is how Merlin shined up the extralights in their Cambridge days.
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      CommentAuthorg0balistik
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     
    you'll need something before scotchbrite to get the scratches out. nylon wheels work well and then 7447 red sb
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     
    where can 7447 red sb be had? a hardware store?MUFFDVR
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      CommentAuthorsnacktime
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009 edited
     
    I would see what green does to the scratches before moving to the coarse red.
    Either way the 7448 should brighten everything up to a Campy ti post sheen.
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     
    excellent im going to try this tonight or tomorrow. thanks doods.MUFFDVR
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     
    just did the deed. worked pretty damn good. got rid of the big noticeable scratches. you can see the microswirls from the scotch brite but its no biggie. thanks yall.MUFFDVR
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      CommentAuthorg0balistik
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
     
    swirls? usually polished ti is done back and forth like a shoe shine. glad it worked for you.
    • CommentAuthorCole
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
     
    yo dave, do you have any extra polishing shit?
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      CommentAuthorfmradio516
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2009
     
    ive got the scotchbrite pads i can give you.MUFFDVR