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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2003, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning a BSB

//happy 'n proud// Yeah! I bought a Jem7 BSB yesterday! (-: //

She's in excellent condition, but she's a bit dirty here and there. One of the things that annoy me is the back of the neck. If it wasn't painted, i guess i'd sand it. I wonder how i can clean it without ruining the paint.

What can i use, how far can i go? Since it's not finished, i suppose i'd really have to be careful...

Also, the chrome bridge is a little bit oxidated. Can you clean that with cola or just sand it off, or will that make matters worse?

Any help 'd be appreciated!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 11:06 AM
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Not painted, stained and oiled. And not chrome, brushed nickel
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Right... thanks. :-/
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Eh... that was sarcastic! That didn't help me at all! :-/

So, i'm still open for any suggestions, as she is still dirty as hell! (-:
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Try cleaning with a very little amount of water on a cloth (wood area's) and just a dry rag on the metal,I'll be honest,i don't bother cleaning natural woods,I like the grubby look

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What rich is trying to say is that if you would sand your neck, you'll loose the color in it. And sanding would be the only way to get the dirt out of the wood, since indeed it is not laquered.

And the bridge is supposed to look like that. It is not a chrome colored but matte chrome (nickel). You cannot remove that even if you wanted to.
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Post some pics. I just love the BSB.
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Rub anything wet on it to clean it and you'll remove stain along with the dirt, if you get any dirt out. You could test mineral spirits or other wood cleaner, like naptha in an obscure place but if the cloth turns blue i'd stop. Use spit on the hardware.
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