That's right, everyone. You know it, you love it, you... can't get those spots off of it, ever. I've got a Dingwall here that has Hipshot-licensed hardware on it in "black chrome" or "cosmo black" or "smoked chrome" or whatever you want to call it. Bass is about four, five months old and is already starting to develop black and brown spots on the hardware that don't polish off easily. Eventually I'll just go for black hardware because I like it better anyway, but in the interim I'd love to be able to polish and clean it up. Anyone have any thoughts? I've already contacted Hipshot and will probably contact Dingwall as well but I'd like to see the community's take on it since the last thread about this was many years ago and the one response was "don't polish it, it's mojo." Thanks!