Sanding scratched pickup pole pieces

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by UnDoNe, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. UnDoNe


    Dec 6, 2002
    Hi all,

    I'm currently restoring on old Schecter Jazz. The 2 pickups have scratched pole pieces. I'm wondering how I can get these smooth again. I'm thinking about light sanding, maybe 600 grit or above to get the scratches out. Does anyone have any tips/ideas how I can do this?

    FYI - the pickups have ceramic bar magnets so the actual pole pieces are just steel parts and not magnetised.

    Many thanks
  2. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    I'd recommend the little rubberized abrasive wheels that Stew-Mac (and other places) sell for polishing frets. You mount them on an arbor on a Dremel tool. That's exactly what they are made for: polishing scratches out of metal, working in a surrounded spot.
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  3. UnDoNe


    Dec 6, 2002
    Thanks Bruce, I'll take a look into them.