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You might try re-finishing the whole post. Start hand rubbing with 220 grit wet&dry sandpaper for deep scratches, followed by 400, 600, 800 in sequence; or start with whichever grit paper that will get the marks off and go on to 800 grit which is fine enough for polishing. Polishing will take a few minutes with a buffing machine, or lots of work with a cloth and metal polish by hand.
Spinning the post slowly in a drill or lathe and sanding/polishing by hand may work ok, but I would be careful not to remove too much metal and change the diameter more than necessary.