Is oxidization (sp?) on Relic Esquire something I should remove?

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  1. Bunky

    Bunky Member

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    I've got a 05 Fender Esquire CS LTD Relic. The pickup is rusty or oxidize or whatever it's called, can't this hurt the quality of the pick up? Should I have it cleaned?
     
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    Fo shizzle, you should not touch it.
     
  3. pokey

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    I'd have it cleaned. And since it's a relic I would also get some touch-up paint to fix those ugly looking nicks and scratches.
     
  4. Bunky

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    Har Har Pauly Shore. I'd heard that that oxidization was bad for pickups.
     
  5. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    It's generally not an issue. If rust is building up at a noticable rate, or if you start to see pitting, the guitar is being stored in too humid an environment. Otherwise, a tiny bit of rust should have no effect on the pickup; the amount of mass lost to oxidation is immesurably small.
     
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    You paid a lot for that, why do you want to clean it off? Sounds harsh but it's true. Relic finish costs more because of more time doing that stuff.
     
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    Nurk2 "Ignore Everybody" ~Hugh MacLeod

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    This is like the thread from a month ago where the dude was bummed because his relic got scratched. Cannot figure this one out....

    :huh
     
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    Um...if you didn't want a rusty guitar, why did you buy a Relic? Isn't the sprayed-on rust the whole point of the Relic trip?
     
  10. Bunky

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    It's not to hard to figure out. I was concerned that the rust/oxidization could become a problem for the pickup. So far doesn't sound like it shouuld be a big deal. Thanks guys.

    I bumped the guitar on my desk corner last night, and I immediately check it out to see if i left any marks but than realize...hey maybe, maybe not....beautiful thing about an expensive relic, doesn't have to be mint if you ever resell (which i won't, this guitar is amazing.)
     
  11. Bunky

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    It's a light relic, and the potential rust issue on the pu was an afterthought. I've got real g.a.s....Canadian g.a.s. not watered down American brew g.a.s where you have time to think it your purchases through. ;)
     

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