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polishing an old seatpostt5rguy
Oct 2, 2003 6:54 AM
Any suggestions on how to polish an old, very slightly corroded Super Record seatpost? It's rather scratched too, from wringing it out of a frame.
What's the best way to make it look good again (not perfect probably), without having the result that you have to polish it every day?
Thanks for ideas!
re: polishing an old seatpostRusty Coggs
Oct 2, 2003 7:13 AM
It helps to clean up the inside of the seattube,otherwise it's like trying to polish a horse turd.
re: polishing an old seatpostt5rguy
Oct 2, 2003 7:24 AM
Please don't compare the trusted and elegant Super Record to a horse turd!
re: polishing an old seatpostt5rguy
Oct 2, 2003 7:28 AM
Guess you don't polish your cogs too!
Here's how I do it.Dave Hickey
Oct 2, 2003 9:46 AM
The first step is removing the anodizing. Go to Home Depot and buy any industrial strength drain cleaner. Caution: this stuff is very caustic and will burn your hands. Wear glasses and gloves. Dip the seatpost in the cleaner for a couple of minutes. You'll see the anodizing start to bubble. Remove the post and run it under the faucet. To polish, I use Mother Chrome and Metal polish. Any autoparts store will carry it. It comes in a blue tub.

You can try the Mothers first but I've found removing the anodizing works much better. Once polished, the post will look much better than new.
One other thing........Dave Hickey
Oct 2, 2003 10:19 AM
I have two seatposts that are polished. Once you polish it and put on a good coat of wax, it stays looking great.
Simicrome, at all your better Harley dealers (nm)Kerry Irons
Oct 2, 2003 4:52 PM
Heh, Heh...He said "Polishing his seatpost" nmpitt83
Oct 3, 2003 5:02 AM
Ahh . . . , take your ritalin, Bevis (nm)Drone 5200
Oct 3, 2003 8:15 AM