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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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bridge wearing off...

I had my RG2020 almost 3 years ago, and it has been my only guitar till 2 months ago (got a RG2027). Even if I always wipe the bridge after playing, the chrome over the lo-pro has faded away in this places, showing the bare steel: (red areas = faded areas)

I like the look of my "vintage" lo-pro, but I was wondering if this fading can damage the bridge, with the going og of the time. Is there anything I can do about it? I don't want my lo-pro to fall into pieces within the next years!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2004, 05:02 PM
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As far as i am concerned that is just a cosmetic flaw and doesn't matter when it comes to playability. What you need to look out for on bridges is the conidition of the knife edges and if any of the allen heads are stripped, etc.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 02:14 PM
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Very common . . . not much you can do unless you want to have it re-plated and then sealed some how, but even that will just delay it from happening again, not prevent it.

From my understanding the powder coat and the cosmo-black are the worst for this, while chrome is usually pretty durable.

Oh, the standard black is pretty tough too, but I don't think it's as tough as chrome.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I think that I must not worry about it!
My only fear was that, after some time, the wear could damage the structure of the lo-pro...
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2004, 05:51 PM
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Naa, it's all good.

It's just a plating, and though rust can start on the uncovered parts if you stay on top of it (keep it dry/clean) you'll have no problems at all.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2004, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thank you very much, I'll keep it dry!
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