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Old 12-07-2010, 05:42 PM
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Default discoloration on shifter knob

Why would a shifter knob look this bad when it's only 6 years old? The rest of the interior is in immaculate condition.
Do you think it's because of the previous owner or do you think this is a factory defect?

I seen one of those LED shift lights at Wally World today and was tempted to get one but then I thought it might look kinda corny.
If anyone can post some pics of their factory shifters or aftermarket shifters I'd really appreciate it.

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Old 12-07-2010, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

That's built up oils and skin flakes from your hand. If you mist it down with water and let it sit for a bit, a lot will come off. Then repeat. Days where humidity is high and it has rained for a good while will do the same thing.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:07 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

isnt that thing supposed to be black?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

Get it powder coated. Should be cheap too.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:23 PM
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That's built up oils and skin flakes from your hand. If you mist it down with water and let it sit for a bit, a lot will come off. Then repeat. Days where humidity is high and it has rained for a good while will do the same thing.
Well I'll be darn, I though it was wore down. I'm gonna take some 409 to that thing and see if I can clean it up.

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isnt that thing supposed to be black?
Yeah, It's suppose to be black ... I might just chrome it out ... wouldn't that look sweet?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

Yeah my fiance's jeep did the same thing all over the radio and shifter. Literally took some water and elbow grease and it came right off.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

only thing ive noticed with 2nd gens is that the steering wheels get sticky.. like everyone ive seen does that so i just put a steering wheel cover on it

oh and getting that chromed would be epic!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

Ive had chrome shift knobs in the past, the glare can be a bitch. Just so you know.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:00 PM
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yeah i would just powdercoat it and be done with it.. or get an aftermarket one
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:47 PM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

lol

but yeah 409 and some elbow grease it'll be good as new
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:47 PM
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lol

but yeah 409 and some elbow grease it'll be good as new
nice! where did you get that at ill have to get one of those when i do the 5.0 swap
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:10 PM
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summit

why not do it right meow???
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:38 AM
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lol

but yeah 409 and some elbow grease it'll be good as new
That Hurst shifter looks nice.
I don't understand why Ford quit using the black and white ceramic shiter knobs in 2000.
Would a 2000 and earlier shifter knob go on a 2001+ Ranger?
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

I don't understand why Ford quit using the black and white ceramic shiter knobs in 2000.
Would a 2000 and earlier shifter knob go on a 2001+ Ranger?
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:53 AM
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Default Re: discoloration on shifter knob

get the aluminum B&M shift knob. I love the looks of them
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