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Removing rust on pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Milk, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    can that be done? My bass is getting old and there is some rust or at least staining...on the metal part of the pickups... I'm guessing CLR is not recommended to use on pickups... I was wondering if anyone knew if anything could be done about that....
  2. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    A green scotch Brite pad, or even some high grit sand paper like 400+ is good enough for light rust.
  3. Envincibal

    Envincibal Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Philly, PA
  4. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks. i will try both.
  5. I would not use sandpaper! It will dull and scratch the non-rusted part!

    Nevr-dull is the ticket. Works great. Rub it again and again and again with the cotton wadding, then wipe with a cloth.
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Then apply nail polish as a protection.