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Old 06-10-05, 02:08 PM
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scratched handle bars

My handle bars got scratched up when I was installing them. The bars are aluminumum - what can I use to polish out the scratches?
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Old 06-10-05, 02:14 PM
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In most cases bar scratches are usually covered up by bar tapes or grips.
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Old 06-10-05, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
In most cases bar scratches are usually covered up by bar tapes or grips.
Yeah - but the scratch runs right passed where I normally end wrapping the tape - the simple solution would be tape it almost all the way across. but... I was hoping to leave a few inches of plain bar showing. I would never be able to look at the bike with love and adoration if the first thing I see when i look down is a big scratch
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Old 06-10-05, 02:30 PM
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jewelers rouge.
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Won't that take the anodized finish off? I'd mount my computer over the scratched part of the bars.
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Originally Posted by MerckxMad
Won't that take the anodized finish off? I'd mount my computer over the scratched part of the bars.
might, if the bars are anodized. Of course, if the bars are anodized, I don't think the scratch is coming out without taking the finish too.
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