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    How to remove gold from PRS hardware

    Not a big fan of gold so this is how I dealt with the parts that you can't replace off the shelf....




    1) Run to the hardware store.


    2) Raise the pole pieces, and neatly tape off. Gently turn the screws back down to sit against the tape.




    3) Goop it up and let it sit. This polish is pretty nasty, and smells like ammonia, so be careful.



    4) "Polish" the gold right off with a cloth. Repeat step 3 a few times.



    5) Finish up with a piece of 1000 grit folded sandpaper to reach the hard to get spots.


    6) Clean up with some guitar polish, reset the screws, and enjoy.



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    Next time there is a much quicker and easier way......trade them to me for nickel ones!
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    Now THERE'S a guy that dislikes gold on his guitar!
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    You know Paul can hear the difference between gold, mixed and chrome hardware right? Oh, wrong thread.

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    PRS takes gold off me, but employs a different technique.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 02-04-2013 at 09:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Next time there is a much quicker and easier way......trade them to me for nickel ones!
    Yeah! Whatcha got left?

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    Serial Acquisitionist s.fitzsimmons's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    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/showthre...-gold-hardware

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