I sweat a lot at practice and at shows. i HAVE to wipe down my guitar everytime I perform. What can I say. Metal is hard lol here are some videos I took while I was trying to clean all the rust (formed from MY sweat) off of my hardware. Thats the bridge, all the pick guard screws, the pickup screws, and the toggle switch and pot's nuts and washers. i used Hydrogen peroxide at first and it didn't do as good of a job as i think it should have, so I went to Lowe's and got "Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver." worked like a charm. All i did was use the same whiskey glass thats in the video and filled it up with the jelly stuff and let it sit for about 12hrs. yeah there was about 4 years of bullshit on my guitar. anyways. thought i would share this with everybody cause im sure im not the only one who sweats. (and thats my TV in the background, im not whispering at the camera lol)
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgYSzV_iLV4]YouTube - cleaning guitar hardware[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv2rwWqBwG8&feature=related]YouTube - cleaning guitar hardware 1hr later[/VIDEO]
Do you have any before and after pictures?