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My oem shift knob is kinda beat up and got lots of scratches on it, so instead of buying a new one, I decide to polish it today. The clear anodized finish is hard to get off!! I spend 2 hours just to sand the oem finish off, but once thats off, its very easy. Only spend 10 mins to polish the knob. I went from 220 grind all the way to 1500 then I used some wheel polisher on the knob. I am happy it looks new again :coolnana:
 

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So you spent the day polishing your knob huh?

Come on, someone had to say it. It does look good though.
 

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I think I am going to polish the hand brake handle too, I will post a picture when I am done.
 

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...how do the polish shift knob and brake handle differ from the federalised versions?..

(rimshot!)
 

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My oem shift knob is kinda beat up and got lots of scratches on it, so instead of buying a new one, I decide to polish it today. The clear anodized finish is hard to get off!! I spend 2 hours just to sand the oem finish off, but once thats off, its very easy. Only spend 10 mins to polish the knob. I went from 220 grind all the way to 1500 then I used some wheel polisher on the knob. I am happy it looks new again :coolnana:
Better put some kind of clear coat on it now, or the oils from your hand will start to corrode it.
 

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Better put some kind of clear coat on it now, or the oils from your hand will start to corrode it.
I havent had any problems with mine with corrosion. I just give it a quick once over with mothers aluminum polish every couple of months. It didn't really even need it either.
 

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Yea, I think the polished surface actually is a lot easier to maintain than any other finish. The metal polishers are very easy to use, just put some on and wipe off, and it will remove all the fine scratches and make it shinny like mirror again. The whole process probably will take you 3 mins to do. For bigger scratches probably need to sand it off.

There is no way to fix the brushed metal finish unless you send it to machine shop. And if you paint or powder coating it eventually the paint will come off.
 

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How much weight does this save?

...Someone had to say it.
 
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