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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning my trem - Just brought new guitar

I have just got a PGM 100 for £400 ($650) with case

Now its in really good condition apart from a large chunk out of the back near the edge of the body about the size of a thumb nail. Where can i get this fixed? apart from this the guitar and neck are very clean.

And my main question is the trem has some pitting on it and it is quite errr crusty if you could call it that. it looks like someone had poured sweat on it everday.

So how do i clean it, what should i use.

Apart from that this guitar is sweet and plays like a dream. 11 years old.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 10:55 AM
 
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Cleaning my trem

Beavis,
* * * * * I like to remove the trem and stick it in an old coffee can and saturate it with WD-40. I usually let it sit overnight with the lid on the can....The next day I'll wipe it down and use a soft bristle modeling brush to get any remaining crud out of the hard to reach areas.

*I'm not sure about the body. Is it a chunk of wood that's missing or just a big ol' paint chip?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 11:14 AM
 
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Cleaning my trem

if you have a bit of time:

disassemble the trem in every piece which it's built with, even, and especially the two parts of each saddle, the little pivot that keeps them together as well.
then give the saddles and the rusty parts a little sand, to get the rust off.
then dip the whole bunch of pieces in a naphtha solution and let it the whole night.
the day after keep the parts off the solution, give them a good wipe with a rag, and dip them in a acetone solution, and let it a few hours, or another night.
after all, give them a good wipe and reassemble.
if the ex-rusty parts are showing too much steel off, give them a thin coat of sprayed nitro.

that's my method, it works.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 11:15 AM
 
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...unless you want to deal with previous owner's sweat, dirt, grime and whatever...

(Edited by nuno at 10:18 am on April 17, 2002)
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cleaning my trem

Hi thanks for the advice.

Jeff1 its a big paint chip not the wood, and looks like someone has couloured the wood in with a felt tip pen :doh: . Its not that noticeable because its on the back. I am amazed at the finish it about 3mm thick. My Jem7vwh has about 0.5 till you reach the wood.

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(Edited by Beavis at 5:50 pm on April 17, 2002)
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 01:56 PM
 
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WHAT???
3mm thick??? OMG!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-2002, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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oops well make that 2mm but its still damn thick.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 03:34 AM
 
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WHAT???
2mm thick??? OMG!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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oops well make that 1mm but its still damn thick.

only kidding, i have never see such think varnish/lacquer.

It is about 2mm thick

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 10:10 AM
 
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...damn!
it's monstrously thick!
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