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Not sure if this belongs in this section or not. I am using a blade switch on my telecaster, and the slot through the wood top get rather ugly. It is usable, just not pretty. I saw on the thread for the S7 that Ibanez has a metal cover for those switches. That would work nicely for me except they only offer it in black and the rest of the hardware is gold. So I am thinking of making one from brass. Between my home shop and the tools at work I can make one easily enough. But can I get solid brass to shine as nice and not look like a different color than the gold plated hardware. If I do get it to polish as nicely, what do I need to do to prevent it from tarnishing and corroding?

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Not sure if this belongs in this section or not. I am using a blade switch on my telecaster, and the slot through the wood top get rather ugly. It is usable, just not pretty. I saw on the thread for the S7 that Ibanez has a metal cover for those switches. That would work nicely for me except they only offer it in black and the rest of the hardware is gold. So I am thinking of making one from brass. Between my home shop and the tools at work I can make one easily enough. But can I get solid brass to shine as nice and not look like a different color than the gold plated hardware. If I do get it to polish as nicely, what do I need to do to prevent it from tarnishing and corroding?

Clear lacquer, same as on trombones and doorknobs and all that other brass stuff. It will eventually wear off, but that's the nature of the beast.

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