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Thread: WTB: OEM shift knob

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    Senior Member BladeBronson's Avatar
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    WTB: OEM shift knob

    I know that someone has an OEM shift knob laying around. When I bought my car 6 years ago, it had an aftermarket stainless steel knob. Rob Grady was able to find an OEM knob for me, but it has some kind of sun damage or paint overspray or something on it. I'm looking for a nice deep black original shift knob. Let me know what you have.
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    I have an OEM knob, I want a SS knob....do you still have the SS knob?

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    Nah, I tossed it. You could sell me your shift knob for the price of a SS one.
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    I have one, but I'm not sure if it looks "deep black". I'll dig it out and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Nah, I tossed it. You could sell me your shift knob for the price of a SS one.
    I'll get mine out this weekend and send you some pics.

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    If these others fall through, I have an OEM knob also. I would think you just polish it on a buffing wheel if you want more shine.

    Were the numbers and decal painted on OEM knobs? I don't see any signs of paint on mine.
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    Not a great pic, but I can get more in natural light today if you're further interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    Were the numbers and decal painted on OEM knobs?
    No.
    The OE 5-spd knob came with no paint, no decal.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    I would think you just polish it on a buffing wheel if you want more shine.
    That's an interesting idea, Dave.

    Does anybody in the community have experience detailing the 5-spd knob?

    - Buffing it with or without a polishing compound?
    - Any useful liquid surface treatment that isn't too greasy and lasts a while?
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    That's an interesting idea, Dave.

    Does anybody in the community have experience detailing the 5-spd knob?

    - Buffing it with or without a polishing compound?
    - Any useful liquid surface treatment that isn't too greasy and lasts a while?
    I will try to buff my OEM ball. I do buff the new one I did with 3D printing and it looks great.
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