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Campy Chorus Ti Seatpost - scratches(3 posts)

Campy Chorus Ti Seatpost - scratchesconorb
Sep 22, 2002 12:06 AM

I've got a Campy Chorus Ti seatpost with a few surface scratches and was wondering if anyone has any experience in trying to buff the seatpost with a buffing wheel or some other device and if so what kind of polish/compounds did they use.

Also, is there a clearcoat or some other coating (anodizing, etc.) on the Campy Ti seatpost? Or are they just natural metal.

Thanks for any tips.

Sep 22, 2002 4:50 AM
This website has all the info you need. Significant scratches can't be removed by hand polishing. You need a buffing wheel mounted in a drill motor or a dedicated grinder/buffer and a at least two grades of buffing compund. Even then, if they are very deep, you can't remove them, but you can make them less noticeable. Small buffing wheels and bars of buffing compound are avaialble at many home-improvement stores in the tool section.

Ti is always bare. It won't tarnish to any significant degree, so there's no point to coating it.
Sep 25, 2002 5:22 PM
Thanks for the tip. I've got a bench mounted Baldor buffer and it looks as though I can get the right wheels and compounds for doing the seatpost.