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Cleaning your knobs - a warning

 
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blake375
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Cleaning your knobs - a warning Reply with quote

I recently bought a goldie that was in a filthy state, but cleaned up nicely with a bit of work.

You know how strat-style knobs can get a lot of dirt stuck in them? Well an effective way I've found to clean this out very quickly (it takes literally 20 seconds per knob) is using a toothbrush and, you guessed it, toothpaste.

A word of warning though - on this occasion, I used whitening toothpaste, and remarkably it did for these knobs what it has never done for my teeth - it turned them white!

I now have a goldie with nicely aged pup covers and scrathcplate, but whiter-than-white knobs! They look brand new! It's kinda spoiled the look of the thing - I might have to buy some cream ones now!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't clean my knobs - with or without toothpaste.

Now, lets have a bet on who will lower the tone of this discussion first. Mick? Marcus?



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
I don't clean my knobs - with or without toothpaste.

Now, lets have a bet on who will lower the tone of this discussion first. Mick? Marcus?



Mike


I'll take the high road Whitening tootpaste has peroxide in it in addition to being more abrasive than standard paste - that's how it works better on your teeth and now your .....um, knobs (bet they're minty fresh too).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Goldstar knobs age to cream through exposure to UV light. My creamy ones are all white underneath.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They vary. This ST55 went cream:



This one didn't:



And one of these did, & one didn't:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this little Tokai went..... whang breeeeeeeeee dooooooooooooooo farp farp farp dee diddly doo do waaahhhhhhhhhhh klang.... all the way home
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveDoG wrote:
And this little Tokai went..... whang breeeeeeeeee dooooooooooooooo farp farp farp dee diddly doo do waaahhhhhhhhhhh klang.... all the way home


You've heard Mike play then
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My knobs always clean..!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
My knobs always clean..!!!


Mick


You're buffing it too much.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew you guys wouldn't let us down.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's safe on my Rolex..... It's good enough for my Knobs...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Marcus....

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leadguitar_323 wrote:
Thanks Marcus....

Mick


No problemo.....thanks for the nice set up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew i shouldn't have left the door open....

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