Certainly replacing the knob (again) is a possibility except for the fact that I hate cue ball type knobs. I prefer something with texture so one of the MGW knobs I bought was a textured ball but it has the same logo on top which has also worn in the same way. Frankly, MGW may make the best shifters but their knobs are just cheap. I've had several and they all suffer the same problem - cheap plating that doesn't stand up to day to day use. I've bought their latest attempt which they claim are "deeply laser etched" and the jury is still out on how long they would last. But the ball knob, although it has a nice texture, is just too small for my big hands. And the cylindrical knob, aside from also being too small in diameter, is just a plain cylinder with no real shape that looks like it belongs in a Toyota more than a Mustang - I had a similar one in my 76 Celica GT.
The one I like and am trying to repair is shaped more like a blackjack (for those of you familiar with that particular weapon), is large enough to provide a comfortable grip, has a nice texture, and looks like it's factory equipment. Of course they don't sell that model anymore and apparently they don't have any old stock around that I could get. If I can't repair it, I may just have to go back to the factory knob. The resin I ordered arrived yesterday so I will try that over the weekend (first on the ball knob that I don't use as a test). Wish me luck.
2011 Pony Pkg. convertible M6
Am WS7 (sold)