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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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hardware refnishing?

I have an ibanez rg517 in glitter green that i'm restoring. The body and neck are in excellent condition, however the hardware is pretty beat. Does anyone here know if someone offeres a cleaning/rust removal and refinishing service? The original hardware color is black, and im fine with keeping it that way, i just want it to look like new. Also, any information on the 517 would be appreciated as i cant find much about it at all.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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Re: hardware refnishing?

Information on most Ibanez models can be found in the online catalogs, either at Rich's site (ibanezrules.com) or ibanez.com

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 07:03 PM
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Re: hardware refnishing?

You can buy new bits from Rich, but usually that stuff cleans up pretty well. The good news is that the black trems usually stay in great shape and only some of the screws really tend to rust up. I've managed to clean up most of those pretty effectively with some 0000 steel wool and WD-40 or PB Blaster.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 03:03 AM
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Re: hardware refnishing?

PB-Blaster that is some good stuff though the aroma is strong, I made the mistake of working indoors last winter and the whole house smelled like that for days. I have found that the solvents and cleaning cloths used on firearms works extremely well as does the rust preventer and blueing as it is designed for metal items.
I used the super blue to make my Edge trem black again as I tried to get the blister like things that occur off and wore through the plating. I was suprised at how well the blueing worked.
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