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Cleaning Pickup Covers

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Luke Sheridan, Jul 24, 2005.


  1. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too
    Does anyone have any tips for spiffing up pickups? My Barts are looking a little dull, especially since I placed them in my new build. (Which will be done this week, BTW).
    I've tried regular soap and water as well as mineral spirits, but I cant seem to get them to look much better.

    Is there a "magic" solution?
     
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Well I've got an odd suggestion, how about Armor All? It always brings plastic to a nice sheen. Just be careful it makes everything else really slick.
    Dirk
     
  3. FYI, barts are always dull. The plastic finish they use has never had a sheen that I have seen.
     
  4. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too
    You know, that Armor all looks better on my Barts than on my 'Stones.
    Tnx.
     
  5. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    :)
     
  6. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    FWIW:

    I've used Armorall and it's as good as anything I've run acrossed but there's supposed to be something out now that's not oily and doesn't attrack the dirt and dust.

    Barts don't clean up well though for whatever reason - there's only so much I've been able to do with them.