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    how to clean floyd rose?

    Guys, help me! i had a little time to use this guitar and today i realised that the floyd rose caught rust at the edge! What can i do to to clean it and what could i buy to clean it??
    Last edited by chriskot; 12-19-2014 at 01:06 PM.
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    I heard Mrs. Rose uses the hose in the backyard, not sure if that helps?
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    I've never had a Floyd Rose rust, but I have cleaned dust off them before. You can use rubbing alcohol (or hand sanitizer---it works just as well) and a Q-tip, it works amazingly well. If you really want to get it perfectly clean, you can un-string your guitar, take off the springs in the back, and take the entire assembly off the guitar completely. That's what I usually do and it is probably the best way to go if you know how to assemble and disassemble a Floyd Rose. Just my 2
    I hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I wouldn't lose much sleep over it.
    I wouldn't hold much stock in your opinion given what your trems look like

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    That looked like that before it came to me.

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    Well, you have to grind rust off or use a liquid product that converts it to another substrate. Either way, it's a fake floyd and isn't really worth the effort
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    Rust won't do anything if it's just a small amount and it's extremely common as we guitarists are sweaty cunts (especially those of us who are more rotund). However, if you use a product such that contains phosphoric acid (in the US it's available as Naval Jelly and in Australia as Selleys Rust Remover) that will strip the rust straight off. Then to seal the metal again, use some clear nail polish or a similar clear enamel to minimise future rust build up.

    However it'll all be pointless as it will rust up again in the near future. You'll only have issues with rust if it gets into vital areas such as screws, saddles where the string actually sits and fulcrum edges. Other than that, take it as a badge of honour that your literal sweat has been infused into your instrument from playing that fucker hard.
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