Re: [CR]polish for seat post

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE)

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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 07:44:03 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]polish for seat post

In a message dated 7/8/01 9:31:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> I'd first WET SAND it by wrapping 400-600 wet-dry paper around it,
> & twisting the post back & forth so as not to "sand against the grain"
> of the original lathe-turned finish. Don't sand too much, as you don't
> want to reduce the O.D. of the post. After sanding, use a polishing
> paste like "Mother's" or "Semi-Chrome". Make's 'em good as new if

Depending on the condition sometimes you have to start with something a bit more aggressive like 220 grit to get the bad scratches out. I like "Blue Magic" FWIW. Mostly I wanted to point out that you really don't have to polish the part in the frame. Who's going to see it? Some insertion marks go pretty deep, and you could end up with a size smaller post. I just polish down to the min insertion line, or, test fit the post to see how much is showing. (comes out pretty much the same for me with shortish Campy posts)

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA