how to protect large pole pickups from rust?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by kucor, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Hallo folks:)

    Recently I upgraded my bass with Delano large pole pickups, and now I'm little concerned about rust. I live near sea, pretty windy here also, means lot of salt and moisture which caused my pups getting rusted easy in the past.

    Now I mostly use covered pickups, but these are very nice and I would like to keep them that way

    Is there any way to do this, some removable lacquer or something?:meh:

    thanks in advance
  2. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Use clear nail lacquer (nail polish) to coat the tops. It doesn't affect the sound, but it seals them off from the air.
  3. miles'tone


    Feb 26, 2008
    Wales, U.K
    Yup, had an old Stingray with slightly rusty pole pieces. Buffed them up and put clear nail varnish on there and problem solved. (The repair man at the Bass Centre London gave me this advice)