Quoted from Mikala:
Sanding! Started with 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Finished off with Mother’s Mag. Takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it. I had a lockdown bar that was so bad, I figured I could not make it look any worse. I actually started with 400 grit and worked my way up. It ended up being one of my best looking bars.
There's nothing but wax on that? That's amazing.. Gives me hope. I'm finishing up a Gorgar that was in pretty bad shape, so I was just going to get it working and not worry about it but it's actually coming out looking decent under all the old dirt and working great, and so now I'm starting to care what it looks like! If I can get mine looking half as good as yours, I'll be thrilled!