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  1. #17


    Join Date: Dec 2009
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    MB: StringlessRusted Leonbass
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    Awesome post. I need to do this to my 1527 trem. I may try 1 M aqua regia (50/50 mol frac HCl and HNO3), since I can prepare that in my lab. It may remove the cosmos black finish though (which is already half gone).

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    You know what, when I used the phosphoric acid solution, I tested it on cosmo black lock nut pads and it didn't affect them at all thankfully so I'm gonna stick to that as I'm not at your level when it comes to the science side of things and finding alternatives. Feel free to suggest anything else that may be worth trying that us peons could obtain.
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  3. #19


    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
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    MB: StringlessRusted Leonbass
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    I should probably stick with what you used. Aqua regia (royal water) is an old recipe known for its slow ability to dissolve noble metals. It is probably overkill for dissolving oxides and carbonates. I'd like to not totally strip the cosmos black, seeing as sweat and friction remove it easily

  4. #20


    Join Date: Jun 2014
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    Haha, yeah. I actually found a place locally that can replate in an almost identical colour for like $20.

  5. #21


    Join Date: Mar 2012
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    Awesome post man, that thing turned out great!
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    Well done!

  7. #23


    Join Date: Sep 2013
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    Great tutorial man!
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    Great tutorial

    Definitely have to do this with the Gotoh on my Schecter. Looks like it was stored next to the ocean for a few years
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