The wife is sick with a cold, so I went down to the basement to polish my knob.
I bought a used S2000 shift knob for my TL. This on is all aluminum and has more weight to it. It was a little beat up, but I had found a DIY post for shift knob reconditioning.
Wrap your shit!
I started with 400 grit and was going to smooth it out with 600.
400 was taking too much effort
...so I stepped down to 220 grit. Much better.
here's after 400 and then 600, starting to take shape!
Finally, I hit it with 2000 to finish it off. I kept going in one direction to give it a machined look.
Here's the final product after I cleaned it up with some WD40. Now I just have to keep the shift boot from slouching...