How To Remove Rust From Guitar Hardware, Screws And Pick-up Pole Pieces?

Discussion in 'Restoration & Repair' started by Santuzzo, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Santuzzo

    Santuzzo Member

    Apr 22, 2013
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    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    I had left my black Sterling JP70 in a case for a few months, and oddly enough, even though I had left two packs of silica gel in the case with the guitar, when I opened the case a few days ago, the strings, the hardware (tuning heads), neck screws, back plate screws, pick-up pole pieces were rusted.
    The hardware is painted black, but it seems underneath the black paint there is some rust.
    The frets have some kind of greenish-oxidation on them as well, not rust, though.
    I attached some pics:


    What would be the best way to remove the rust from the pick-up pole pieces, the neck screws, back plate screws, etc?
    How would I best clean the frets from the oxidation?
    I assume there is nothing I can do about the rust that's underneath the black paint of the locking tuners?


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