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Pole piece coating

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by permagrin, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    I recall something about coating exposed poles to thwart rust, but my search was fruitless.

    A previous owner coated the pole pieces of my new (to me) 20+ yr old P bass with something, it's still on 6 of the 8 magnets, looks like some kind of amber gunk... whatever, it has worked for the most part, but looks like the remaining dots will be coming off anytime.

    What to do? Leave them alone? Rub off and keep them naked? Rub off and coat? with what? (was it clear fingernail polish I recall being recommended?
  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i second the clear fingernail polish.

    i use that on my trumpet sometimes to prevent erosion on certain areas
  3. Fingernail polish is the thing.

    You don't have to use clear either. Try some black for a really cool "stealth" look. I doubt that you'll fool anyone into thinking you sprang for some Bartolini's :)