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Aged Nickel Covers?
« on: April 06, 2005, 12:48:25 PM »
anybody know the best way to age nickel covers? apart from 2 years of gigging & sweating!

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 02:20:21 PM »
There's quite a few things you can do before the covers are fitted, ie abrasives, patinating fluids etc. However as they're now on your pickups more care needs to be taken.
What I tend to do is carefully abraid the covers with very fine wire wool-this takes the sheen off the nickel-one or two gigs later, plenty of sweat and  they'll look like they've been on there for  years 8) .

We're in the process of having tooling made to produce exact replicas of the original PAF cover. These will be available in raw nickel silver or nickel, chrome or gold plate. We're very excited about this as  no one has really got this right yet, certainly not with any consistency. Watch this space :D
Tim
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let me know when they are ready
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2005, 02:40:26 PM »
i'll hold off ordering a set of mules until you have these available! and of course i'll have mine aged!

thanks...mike