-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
23+ years of serious education, promoting Aloha,
& the most fun you can have in metal finishing smiley
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics
topic 9126

Cleaning Nickel Plated Parts On Musical Instrument


I am looking for a product that will safely clean tarnish and/or oxidization on a musical instrument. The instrument is a Gibson Mastertone banjo and the hardware is nickel plated. For cleaning, I can remove the back and the head leaving only the resonator attached to the staff. I've tried TARN-X with no success and ammonia/water with limited success but I can't seem to get all oxidization and restore that original luster.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Charles Arnold
- Greensboro, North Carolina


I have the same problem. I have a metal bodied Dobro and would like to know how to clean it safely.

Ben Lewis
- Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.