Hazy hardware

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  1. imstump94

    imstump94 TDPRI Member

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    Brand new member here. Just received some new hardware from guitarfetish. I got a Wilkinson short bridge and a control plate, both in black. They both feel solid, but they both seem to have a "haze" on them. It's almost like a pickguard with the plastic still on it, but I can't find any obvious spots to peel it if it's there. Has anyone else bought these parts from them or anywhere else and run into this? Thanks.
     
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    I once bought a chrome control plate from them. If I remember correctly, it was in a plastic envelope/sleeve.....don't remember any plastic "coat". Have you tried buffing yours?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I did try to buff them a little, but no change. They did have to travel through quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days, so maybe they just need to acclimate a little. Haha. I may just give it a few days to see if they clear up. Thanks again.
     
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    Nickel develops a haze which can be easily polished off using silverware polish rag.
     
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    Sell them as relic parts for triple what you paid for them.
     
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    The black finish Sung-Il use on their "Wilkinson" products is flat and hazy.
    Gotoh's Cosmo Black is much shinier.
     
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    GuitarFetish responded to my question (on the weekend, even) and said to wipe them down with a clean cloth and WD40. Took a little more than a wipe down, but it worked great. Just FYI to anyone with the same issue.
     
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    when you buy the cheapest hardware available on the planet, you get the cheapest hardware available on the planet.
     
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