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My scratchy knob - can it be restored?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by GogoPogoz, 22 Jul 2017.

  1. GogoPogoz

    GogoPogoz

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    I have a scratchy knob! ;)
    Please see photo.
    Can it be restored?
    What's the best / safest thing to try?
    Wire wool?
    Brasso?
    T-cut?
    other?
    Thanks in advance.
    knob.jpg
     
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  3. freddiemercurystwin

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    What material is it made from?
     
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    It's probably lacquered - and the lacquer that is scratched.

    You may be able to polish off the scratches, or remove the lacquer and polish the knob, then re lacquer if you want
     
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    Are you married..................?


    As it looks like damage from a wedding ring .

    Andy
     
  7. GogoPogoz

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    thanks - I'll give that a try - if it doesn't work then £25-35 for a new one.
     
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    Yes could be. I've just bought it. Possibly a female driver before me. The rest of the car is in immaculate condition (or very well repaired). I'll try polishing it off or replacing it if that doesn't work.
     
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    I gave up. It was too damaged to repair. :(
    Tried Silvo, T-cut, car repair kit (super fine sandpaper etc.). Got rid of most of the scratches but showed up the copper-coloured layer underneath.

    Found a fake replacement on ebay for £24.

    And... I just worked out that I don't hold the gear stick that way, so must've been some weirdo / freak-handed person who had it before me. j/k. ;)
    But strange that the leather steering wheel is in fab condition.
     
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    Maybe jimmy saville?
     
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    Take it all the way back to the copper underneath. :)
     
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    I doubt if it's more than a microscopic layer of copper but the metal below might be presentable. I'm guessing the knob pulls off but it will be hard to shift.
     
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    You seem to have rubbed your knob to within an inch of its life, id get a new one.:D
     
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    Maybe the female owner wore a ring on another finger or her thumb ? Either way I'd not let her loose on my knob....
     
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    I pulled the knob off easily with a firm wiggle and a tug (thanks to youtube) ;)
    Shiny new knob ordered from ebay (plus some alloy brake and clutch pedal covers as the brake pedal was worn down on one corner; but can't find an alloy accelerator pedal cover anywhere). :/
     
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    A new one's been ordered. I always look after my knob!
    This one belonged to somebody else... I'm guessing he's automobilious-infertile if he abuses his knobs like that.
     
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