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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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gold lo-pro bridge turning green

the gold lo-pro on my JEM is turning green. what are some good solutions that you would recomend to use to get it off?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 01:54 PM
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i think there's no much to do to fix the thing.
just give it a nice wipe with a soft dry cloth after you ended playing.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-28-2002, 04:23 PM
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That is wierd, any chance you could post a picture?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 10:34 AM
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Do you keep it in a moisty cellar or something? Or your bedroom? Sounds like oxidation by humidity...not too god for the entire axe.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2002, 06:47 PM
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I didnt think gold oxidised


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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2002, 11:55 PM
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The gold on my Les Paul does the same things on the bridge from my hand resting on it. Daily cleaning after playing is the only true way to help it as Gibson recommends and I'm sure Ibanez also. When I do a thorough cleaning maybe once a year, I use a hard pick(1+mm plastic) and scrape at it then wipe it clean. On my guitar it looks like the green has come through from the metal underneath as the gold wore off.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 12:33 PM
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Re: gold lo-pro bridge turning green

Sorry do dig this up. I have the same problem, I think its something to do with my acid skin :P Has anyone got any suggestions?

This is wat happens:

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006, 01:45 PM
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Re: gold lo-pro bridge turning green

I have a gold lo-pro on my rg550.I wipe the
trem down every time I get done. I wiil say this,
The gold on the 6th sting saddle and by the knife edge
wore down in about 8 months. I don't have real acidy sweat
so my guess woul be that the gold finish is just thin.

My recomedation would be to take the bridge totaly apart
and take it to a gold plater. I have a Artist AR350 Super Edition
that came with a edge trem. The bridge was in rough shape so
I took it to a gold plating place.It cost me about $100-$125 to get it done.
Now, that might be a little expensive BUT I should never have
to wory about the finish coming off.And it looks great!!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-26-2006, 06:01 PM
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Re: gold lo-pro bridge turning green

I think i'm going to strip the gold off mine!
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