Hey everyone, I think this is the correct section but I apologize in advance if it isn't. I picked up my 1st bass this past Friday (Squier P bass) and it's in very good shape, although a lot of the metal parts in the body have some light rust on them, including the strings. Looking specifically at the strings, there are just some spots on them where they're dark instead of nice silver metal. I've noticed this happens on my guitar strings as well over time. I may very well need new strings, but I'm curious to try the denatured alcohol approach, especially if I can buy some cheap. Will denatured alcohol clean off these rust/discoloration spots? If they do, can I also use denatured alcohol to soak some of the other rusty components? The pickguard screws have some surface rust on them, but the main components are the springs that go with the bridge saddles. If denatured alcohol can remove rust without damaging metal, I'm tempted to remove all the rusty components and soak them. The bridge "plate" also has some rust, but I wouldn't want to soak that since I think it might be plated. Plus, I can probably polish off the rust on that by hand. Let me know if there's any more info you need from me. I can also try and take pics of the strings if necessary.