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Sorry for not paying better attention over the years. I did a quick search and didn't see anything directly on point.

I'm treating the Jack Taylor to a new paint job and rims. I also want to clean and polish the Campy Record parts. What are your favorite methods? I was thinking soap and water followed by Simichrome, but since I haven't really done a "restoration" before I wanted to see if you wise ones could lead me in the right direction. Thanks!
 

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How about scratch removal--will a Dremel with some type of wire brush work or do I need a full on bench grinder?
 

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What parts are you talking about? It makes a huge difference. A dremel is handy for hubs, brake calipers and the like. Anything bigger, like a stem, cranks, seatpost, you really need a wheel, or a lot of time.

The only thing I use a Dremel for is rust removal on nuts and QR's. A brass brush is better than steel, it won't scratch. Heavy scratches are best removed with sandpaper before buffing, in my experience. same with heavy rust.

I would never remove anodizing unless the part was trashed badly by scratches. The Dobbins link tells you which Campag parts are anodized and which aren't.

If you don't want to lay out the cash for a buffing setup, which I've found to be extremely useful, plan on spending time and money on piles of sandpaper. 2000 grit wont get you as shiny as rouge on a wheel. You don't need a fancy bench grinder. I use a $30 Lowes/Home Depot bench grinder and the $50 kit from Caswell. For less than $100 I can do everything I need. I've had guys give me Campy SR seat posts that were so trashed they couldn't bear to ask money for them, and have buffed them to mirror finish in short time. Same with Cinelli stems, though they are heavily anodized, and you have to go the lye route to remove it.

Post some pics of what you are doing, and I'm sure we can help you along.
Thank you, sir--shall do when I have a moment (in the process of moving--ack). I have some Sugino cranks that have a few good scratches. I should just break down and get the proper tools.
 
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