Re: [CR] Seatpost restoration


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From: Mark Chance <mcjjj1@comcast.net>
To: Noah John Gellner <ngellner@gmail.com>, CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <a82739000905232035u3262f305xebd2bf9816a5b2e@mail.gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 09:48:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Seatpost restoration


Restored many like this. Try buffing it out with 360 grit metallic sandpaper. I usually clamp it securely in the workstand and buff as I would a pair of good shoes. Once the "ruts" are gone, then buff with with 400 or 600 grit until smooth. Finally, polish it with Mother's Alum polish or similar brand, and you now have a really nice new-looking post.

Mark Chance
Houston, TX


----- Original Message -----
From: "Noah John Gellner"
To: "CR discussion list"
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:35 PM
Subject: [CR] Seatpost restoration



>I have a bicycle where the seat post is scarred from being twisted back and
> forth and pushed into the frame. The seatpost was custom modified, with a
> Campagnolo head and a made to fit shaft. Consequently, I want to do what
> I
> can to smooth it out. Are there any tips for restoring seat posts? This
> one wasn't anodized and doesn't need to be polished. It is made from
> aluminum. Thanks!
>
> --
> Noah J. Gellner
> New York, NY USA
>
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