It's an old photo
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Specialized Hardrock
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is the Jaguar anodized? If so, you might have luck polishing out some really shallow scratches in the ano layer, but if there's anything deep, you wouldn't be able to spot-polish them out. You would need to strip off all the ano because bare aluminum and ano don't polish the same.. believe me, I've tried. I've polished two seatposts and a crappy stem in the same way the guy in the link did, and they didn't turn out quite as nice as his. Then again, I didn't use any buffing compound and I did use some off brand metal polish, so that might be it. Very satisfied though.
If you do end up doing this, be sure to reapply metal polish every so often.. bare aluminum requires much more care than anodized aluminum (and it's more susceptible to scratches).