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Rusted P/U posts how to clean or treat

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 83_Silberpfeil, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    Got a hold of some split coil PBass P/Us, but there's some rust on the posts --- I believe AlniCo 5s.

    What is best way to remove the rust from top suface of posts? Sanding w super fine sand paper?

  2. Try Scotchbrite pads.

    Don't use steel wool! It will stick to the magnets.
  3. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Or some fine grit sandpaper
  4. 83_Silberpfeil


    Aug 15, 2011
    Thanks for the recommendations. I'll give scotch brite a try. I just didn't know if applying any abrassives on the posts would hurt the p/u's. Looks like it is OK, if done gently/properly.

    After removing rust --- is there need to protect the surface with any sealant or oil?
  5. Doctor_Clock

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    May 6, 2013
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