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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question on Guitar Maintenance

Hi guys,

Was wondering if anyone of you has a way to restore the shine and brightness of the gold parts on guitars such as the machine heads and bridges?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 09:09 PM
 
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Re: Question on Guitar Maintenance

Unfortunately the gold hardware seems to get pretty gnarly pretty quickly. My Jems hardware is very quickly losing it's golden sheen, though the climate here in Tokyo is unbearably humid in summer (but unbearably dry in winter, that aint good for my guitars). Having sweaty palms doesn't help any either. i've tried cleaning the hardware in the past to get rid of what i initially thought was mucky build up, only to find that it seems to be i an inherent problem. It is actually worse on the top of the bridge where my palm rests than it is on the bottom, which thus far is relatively unscathed. I've also read about this somewhere else on this site.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 11:28 PM
 
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Re: Question on Guitar Maintenance

Somebody on Harmony Central said they took thier bridge apart and sprayed all their hardware with clearcoat. It might be worth a shot if you know what you're doing.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Question on Guitar Maintenance

gosh...that's tricky man,
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