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s.fitzsimmons
02-04-2013, 03:21 PM
Not a big fan of gold so this is how I dealt with the parts that you can't replace off the shelf....


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1) Run to the hardware store.
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2) Raise the pole pieces, and neatly tape off. Gently turn the screws back down to sit against the tape.
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3) Goop it up and let it sit. This polish is pretty nasty, and smells like ammonia, so be careful.
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4) "Polish" the gold right off with a cloth. Repeat step 3 a few times.
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5) Finish up with a piece of 1000 grit folded sandpaper to reach the hard to get spots.
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6) Clean up with some guitar polish, reset the screws, and enjoy.
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WEDGE
02-04-2013, 05:57 PM
Next time there is a much quicker and easier way......trade them to me for nickel ones!

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02-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Now THERE'S a guy that dislikes gold on his guitar!

justmund
02-04-2013, 06:29 PM
You know Paul can hear the difference between gold, mixed and chrome hardware right? Oh, wrong thread.

Mike Duncan
02-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Say it / do it! I love it!

LSchefman
02-04-2013, 08:11 PM
PRS takes gold off me, but employs a different technique.

sergiodeblanc
02-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Next time there is a much quicker and easier way......trade them to me for nickel ones!

Yeah! Whatcha got left?

s.fitzsimmons
02-05-2013, 07:01 AM
Next time there is a much quicker and easier way......trade them to me for nickel ones!

Ha, I threw it out there a while back but didnt bump enough I guess!

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2687-Who-wants-my-gold-hardware