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How to clean these ugly tuners?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Tihi, Mar 10, 2006.


  1. These are '73 tuners and I could get them really cheap, but only if I can clean them a bit.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Tooth brush and some soap and water.
     
  3. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
  4. Kronos

    Kronos

    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'd use a mild polishing compound on a polishing wheel made for a dremel. Abrasive enough to remove the corrosion, but not abrasive enough to gouge the metal.
     
  5. Brim

    Brim

    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Mother's metal polish
     
  6. RaTTeR

    RaTTeR Don't forget your towel!

    Dec 25, 2005
    Riverside, Ca
    Naval Jelly - Great on rust
     
  7. Techmonkey

    Techmonkey

    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    I agree with Brasso... Never tried it on machine heads, but it takes all the tarnish from my frets in seconds.
     
  8. kd_rome

    kd_rome

    Aug 23, 2004
    I use this product called Bluemagic Polish Cream, i bought it at Target( I think) but you'll find it at any Car Shop.
    Remove the keys from the bass and unscrew all the components.
    This product is blue, apply a little bit on a paper towel( you can use a rug but I think you'll have to throw it away) and scrub it on the part.
    You'll see that it turns black, and the part will be really shiny.
    I'll attach some picture to show you the results.

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    The only problem I'm encountering (on another bass) is that I still see a film on the chrome that is not coming off, if you guys have any suggestions...

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