Tarnished chrome????

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  1. pasxalis1987

    pasxalis1987 Member

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    Hi guys,got my self a les paul plus top pro a couple of years ago,and asked the guy at the store to give me something to polish the metalic parts of the guitar and he game me dunlop's cynbal cleaner....something.
    I just polished the metallic parrs only a couple of times,no more than that.
    What i do right after i finish from my practice routine is to wipe the guitar and strings and also the metlalic parts with a clean cloth and put it straight back in thecase.
    Now,how come and all the metallic parts have gone tarnished?is it the cynbal cleaner?is it because i keep it inside the case closed?cause in the place where i live is too hukid during the winter.
    Can i do something to fix thetarnished parts or will i need new ones?
     

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  2. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Its gotta be from the cleaner. Epis have chromed hardware which really requires no treatment other then wiping the dust off.
    My 5 year old epi still has perfect chrome, and i wipe her down maybe once a year lol.
     
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  3. 61LPSG

    61LPSG Senior Member

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    It's gotta be the cymbal polish (brass polish)...I've got chrome from the sixties that hasn't tarnished. Try some Simichrome or Coca Cola on it. Back in the day we used Coke to remove rust from chrome on cars.
     
  4. workerunit

    workerunit Senior Member

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    I think that is nickle hardware, not chrome.
     
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    kiko Senior Member

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    Its probably the polish you used on the chrome parts.
     
  6. RayTorvalds

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    Tarnished on chrome causes it to lose its shine and look dirty. In order to remedy this problem, you can utilize a product you should already have in your kitchen drawers — aluminum foil. This product will not scratch the chrome when it's rubbed onto it. Instead, a chemical reaction will form between the two metals when they're rubbed together that creates a polishing compound capable of removing the tarnish.

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    Remove tarnish from chrome using aluminum foil.

    Step 1
    Clean the chrome with soap and water to remove any dirt from its surface.

    Step 2
    Cut or rip aluminum foil into small squares.

    Step 3
    Dip a piece of aluminum foil in water.


    Step 4
    Rub the aluminum foil over the tarnished areas of chrome. As you rub, the aluminum foil will oxidize, creating a metal polish. This polish will appear to be light brown in color.


    You could try that to remove the tarnish. And don't use that cymbal polish again.
    Good luck ! I hope you will get some good results :thumb:
     
  7. pasxalis1987

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    Hi guys,thnx for the replies.
    So how about buying new hardware,keys and tailpiece....how much will it cost me to replace those?i live in Cyprus btw,in Europe and we use the Euro....
     
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    Other THAN.
     
  9. howardlo

    howardlo Senior Member

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    Are you sure that is really chrome, or is it nickle?
     

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