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    Question Cleaning a pup

    Hey Guys, I just bought a Distortion and a Jazz second-hand for my mahogany RG. While the Distortion looks like new, the Jazz is a JNJ and has a bit of rust on the poles and screws. It's minimal and no big deal, but I was wondering if anyone knows a good way of getting rid of it.


    P.S. Which years were the JNJs produced?
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    Default Re: Cleaning a pup

    Well, its probably a Jazz neck model made by J (maybe MJ herself). Jazz model has been produced since the 70's no?

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    Default Re: Cleaning a pup

    If you take out the poles you can steel wool it back to new looking but DO NOT do this with the poles still in the pup!
    Also you can try naptha(lighter fluid) this is my all purpose cleaner
    the JNJ is more than likely from the 80's if she wound it

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    Default Re: Cleaning a pup

    Rust removal requires a softer metal wool than the ferrous material. I'd get some brass wool.

    Or you can use Naval Jelly. That stuff is hit or miss and quite toxic.

    I use it on slugs and screws with a toothpick and Q-tip. Of course you can always take the screws out and then soak them in the jelly. I like to put a light covering of oil over the fresh and cleaned metal parts. Don't get the jelly on the bobbins it will eat through the coating.

    There are also vinyl pens that you can use to touch up the bobbins too.
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    WD 40 is good, cheap and non toxic way to go.
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