I did a search and only found one thread discussing how to prevent this from happening. But--what happens if you buy a guitar that has gold hardware which has already tarnished? Just live with it? Is there any kind of solution or product that can remove the rest of the plating? I'm not a princess about buying flawless guitars, I just don't like the look of the tarnished gold hardware. Wondering if there's any way to either take the gold off, or refresh it somehow. Can't replace the hardware cuz the bridge is RMC Piezo, and the Sperzel tuners look anodized. They're pretty rough looking too. Seymour Duncan pickups with gold covers are heavily tarnished. Might just take the covers off if they're not wax potted. Any thoughts or suggestions?