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    Bridge Tarnishing?

    I got a PRS Cu24 (USA) a few months ago, and now the nickel on the bridge is tarnishing where my palm rests on it from palm muting. It's taking the 'shininess' away, and has a bluish/greyish swirl to it - hard to explain. I don't have pics at the moment. Ever since I bought it I've wiped the bridge down every time I played, but it's not helping. Infact the more I play it, the tarnishing seems to be spreading to the saddles.

    I realize it's probably due to the chemical composition of my skin and sweat, but is there anything I can do to polish the guitar to get the shine back? I don't mind a guitar looking used, but I'd rather it not look used so fast.
    2013 PRS Custom 24 - Charcoal Burst Quilt - 57/08
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    There is a recommendation here:

    http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/care.html

    The nickel hardware tarnishes more easily than chrome. I think it looks better (more traditional) and PRS believes you get a better sound with it. But the tarnish polishes out easily.

    I've found that Flitz metal polish also works well for this purpose. It's a German product, but widely available.
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    Currently using Flitz. A little bit goes a long way, and it does a good job restoring all metal guitar parts.

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    Sweet - thanks guys
    2013 PRS Custom 24 - Charcoal Burst Quilt - 57/08
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    Me too. Thanks!!!!

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    Nickel hardware is where it's at. Chrome hardware only really looks right on $250 Chinese made guitars... no idea why Gibson USA would use it, but it's tacky.
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