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  • #16
    Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

    Yeah sorry, meant gold colored hardware. So I tried the toothpaste it worked out ok for now, tho I’d have to watch for the return of it. Luckily i keep all my stuff near a dehumidifier that runs constantly. Not sure if I removed some of the plating, or if it had just rubbed off from years of use, then that’s when the oxidization came into play. Here’s a pic...
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    Another thing I thought of, has anyone ever seen mini toggle switch tip covers? If I could find a black one I think it would look kinda cool. But I am certainly ok with just leaving it as is. Just glad it’s not as green and crusty now!

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    • #17
      Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

      Ah…. It's clear coated, and that's what is coming off. Yes - as I recall, switch tips to fit those are available in several colors. Haven't a clue where to look anymore...
      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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      • #18
        Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

        I am pleased with how it looks though, thanks everyone for the input. I’ll try hunting down a switch tip, I’ve seen a few on eBay but they’re the type that completely cover the whole switch and the base. Would prefer just the tip. That sounds bad hahaha

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        • #19
          Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

          Gold plated Kahler Spyder? What guitar is it?

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          • #20
            Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

            Any sort of abrasive product you use to polish gold hardware (which is actually gold plated hardware almost all the time) will easily remove the plating itself – if not immediately, then in time, with repeated applications. Metal polish, toothpaste, etc. is all bad. Just use a slightly water damp cotton rag first. Move up in chemical intensity after that. I would go to 1:1 white vinegar:water next (followed by a water rub to remove the vinegar residue).

            At a certain point of corrosion, e.g. crap actually coming through the plating, there's nothing you can really do except to neaten it up a bit.
            Last edited by ItsaBass; 07-29-2019, 07:56 PM.
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            Originally posted by JOLLY
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            • #21
              Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

              Think I found what I was looking for on eBay, searching mini toggle switch caps got me there. $7.30 for 1 piece, kind of expensive but I’m always tossing out small amounts of $ for random stuff anyways so no big deal I suppose. Will post a new pic once I get it.

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              • #22
                Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

                Originally posted by DonP View Post
                Gold plated Kahler Spyder? What guitar is it?

                Are you the same don p from jcf? We’ve chatted a few times there before. Glad to know there’s a fellow Charvel nut around these parts. It’s a, I believe 1991, peavey destiny custom.

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                • #23
                  Re: NGD looking for some oxidization help

                  Originally posted by Slamundson View Post
                  Yeah sorry, meant gold colored hardware. So I tried the toothpaste it worked out ok for now, tho I’d have to watch for the return of it. Luckily i keep all my stuff near a dehumidifier that runs constantly. Not sure if I removed some of the plating, or if it had just rubbed off from years of use, then that’s when the oxidization came into play. Here’s a pic...
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                  Another thing I thought of, has anyone ever seen mini toggle switch tip covers? If I could find a black one I think it would look kinda cool. But I am certainly ok with just leaving it as is. Just glad it’s not as green and crusty now!
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