Excellent - in fact you made the concrete cap look - well, how do I say it, uh, uh, not so good. Maybe you can research a way to rub it with a slurry. I once had a co-worker that could do that but it was on a fresher pour.
Yeah... you know... I was thinking about that. Not sure what to do about it. What I did get - but haven't applied yet - is some sealer to help avoid more damage. Again, my goal is to not have to bother with these things for another 10 years or whatever.
But you're right... it looks a little dumpy. Maybe there's some way I can bleach it a bit before applying the sealer. There's some info on cleaning concrete here I'll maybe try first.